Mani, Anantharaman (Cognizant) wrote on Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 07:20:21PM +0530:
| The posting on using the company email ID and disclaimers is
| disappointing. Legally- it's valid to participate in public forum. It
| you have read the disclaimer keenly- "intended recipient(s)" is the
| key. By posting to the public forum the particular mail and content is
| available for that particular list. Principally -Is it against "open
| source philosophy" to post from the EVIL- private-corporate -money
| minded enterprise? Hmm...Linus does post from Transmeta ID!
| Practicality- Company email is most efficient and convenient to use,
| more over we can't access to web-mails :(. Please give me a valid
| reason why I should not post from company ID? Just making a STATEMENT
| is no good.
Why it would be appreciated if your signature is short:
(from http://www.dtcc.edu/cs/rfc1855.html )
If you include a signature keep it short. Rule of thumb is no longer
than 4 lines. Remember that many people pay for connectivity by the
minute, and the longer your message is, the more they pay.
Why, I personally, dont prefer writing from my company mail ID:
Most mailing lists archive mails. Not all archives do even the
minimal amount of spam protection. (and even the minimal protection
that is offered is broken by some smart harvesters). So in turn, you
end up getting a lot of spam (which means your company is going to pay
more for your personal entertainment on mailing lists).
| "Fine turkey" and "honeycomb" are terms used for different qualities and
| textures of sponges.