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Re: list moderation

From: Dora Scilipoti
Subject: Re: list moderation
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2019 14:30:20 -0500
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> That is quite the misrepresentation of the situation.  How moderators
> are assigned is done by the GNU project, not by the person or persons
> moderating the list -- so nobody got "ousted". 

This list was created +30 years ago by the founder and early members of
the GNU Project. It was intended as a place where people would be free
to express their concerns and talk about topics related to free software
and GNU that did not have a place in other existing lists.

It never had any kind of moderation beyond the usual deletion of spam
and the inclusion of some guidelines in the info page.

After all these years, suddenly the users of this list witness
the entry of two people, namely Carlos O'Donell and Mark Wielaard, who
abruptly declare themselves administrators and moderators.

How and by whom they were appointed remains unknown. Certainly not by
the GNU project. So until they offer some plausible explanation, I am
very much inclined to think they took it by force.

Dora Scilipoti
GNU Education Team

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