On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Have you talked to the gmane folks? This is a pet project of Lars
> Ingebrigtsen, the author of Gnus and one of the coolest people that
> I know on-line anywhere. I'm quite sure he's not trying to make
> life hard for anyone and would be happy to change policies to fix
> whatever problems you encounter. I'm guessing it was just an
> oversight, or like Chuq said, that they weren't able to find where
> it was published that your lists shouldn't be externally archived.
No -- their official policy is that if a list is open for
subscription (anyone can sign up, without having to be approved
by the list-owner), then they feel that it is a public list and
they can include it at gmane.org without asking. In other words,
they confuse subscription mode with availability of archives,
subscriber list etc.