Dear John Young,Tx for your information regarding cross-posting between groups. I am grateful that you have asked subscribers to other groups to include previous postings on a subject in which they are participating and interested, to this group; that will be most helpful to me in gaining an understanding of what discussions are taking place on a particular subject. However, I have one, minor problem which I would like to draw to your attention as the owner of the list, and to the other colleagues who subscribe to this list...and that is the question of my copyright in my postings to cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx . It would be most kind and respectful as well as helping to build an element of trust between myself and others on the list, if I was asked for my written permission, before any postings of mine were included in a posting to another list. The second minor problem which I would like to draw to your attention is; have the other subscribers given their permission to you, in writing or otherwise for you to make such a decision on cross posting?
I joined this list because I wanted to and because I wished to share information with others on it and learn from it, as I have much appreciated over the years, your website and contents therein, which I have found interesting, educational and entertaining as well. I am not interested in joining any other lists...at the moment, as, from what I can see they don't appeal to my own particular interests... With that in mind, may I say that I would much appreciate it if any of our colleagues on this list who cross-post, do not include any postings from me to this list on any other list, without my written permission beforehand.
I do hope you understand and comprehend that I am not being pedantic here, and that I just want to protect my privacy as much as possible, using my own resources and exercise my rights in what little law there is to protect my privacy and security...One of the problems with the internet is that of one's footprint. One tries to minimise it as much as possible, but it is an almost impossible task, as so few understand how to limit it. Far more don't even know that the problem exists.
Also, I hope you don't mind if I draw attention to the fact, that I have received a number of private emails from subscribers to the cryptome list. I do hope that those subscribers won't take offence if I do not reply. It is not that I am being rude, but that I feel that discussions should take place on the list so that everyone can benefit and share information. It is, after all, why most people subscribe to such lists. Specialist groups after all, are about being private and secure to their subscribers, and sharing information on particular specialities, hobbies or obsessions with colleagues who have similar interests. I have no objection to others sending or receiving private emails...goes without saying really...but I have to say it as I have noticed in the past that some folks have taken exception to my suggestions and construed it much wider and in a way which is not meant or intended.
I trust you will take these matters into consideration and I am looking forward to learning, discussing and sharing a lot more in those subjects in which I presume we are all interested.
ATB Douglas Rankine.