For the record, please quote the accepted wording of the 'end to end principle'.
Steven Holton wrote:
> Berg Oswell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Is it any of your business, as list owner, what people send off-list?
>> Even if it's in response to list traffic? Who appointed you the
>> censor of all that someone else sends?
> Lot's of very interesting opinions here, across the spectrum
> and all have merit.
> The end-to-end principle would seem to indicate that mail sent
> to your list should pass through unhindered, and if the recipient
> chooses to reply to the sender, that's between the recipient and
> the sender.
> Of course, if you (as the list manager) are acting as a moderator,
> editor, or other active role (I guess so, if you're asking here before
> taking action) then not only should you be allowed to censor content to
> further the aims of the list, your subscribers
> probably expect you to do so.
> Would it be possible (and appropriate) to switch out-of-office
> subscribers to "digest" mode? That should prevent _anyone_ from
> receiving an out-of-office reply (except perhaps you, or the list if
> reply-to is set such). Plus, you haven't censored or uns+bscr+bed
> anyone. It still leaves you with the problem of finding-out who
> is auto-responding, but once you know , this may give you a least-impact
> way of eliminating the problem.
>  Not that there's much end-to-end left of the Internet today...
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