On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Nicole Harris wrote:
> for information.
But why did they forcibly add addresses without asking? This is the crux
of the matter, and extremely bad practice.
They should, at the very least, unsubscribe every address for which they
did not receive an explicit subsription request. As a matter of
principle, why should people have to go to the effort of unsubscribing
from a list they didn't subscribe to in the first place? I would expect
that JISC or its representatives bring pressure to bear to ensure this is
done. If it doesn't happen, then they won't have learnt anything.
If they refuse to do so, I will treat them in the way I treat all domains
and systems that subscribe people to lists without confirmatation.
The number of happy people is of absolutely no relevance to this
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Shib-Users] 9Star announce list
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:19:13 -0000
> From: Antonius Block <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Organization: 9Star Research
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> In response to the previous thread regarding the 9Star-announce list, we
> created this mailing list in response to *many* requests from the Shib
> managers for more information about 9Star's Shibboleth related news. Since
> then the response has been fantastic. Most Shib managers have responded
> positively to these short, relevant messages and been eager to receive more
> information. In addition, the amount of traffic on this list has been kept
> very light and remains relevant to Shibboleth. We sincerely regret if you do
> not wish to receive further announcements and will absolutely respect your
> wishes if you notify us.
> The emails that are sent are sent via Sympa, which makes it very easy to
> permanently unsubscribe as noted in the footer of each message. If you are
> unable to unsubscribe for some reason, please email me directly and I will
> assist as soon as possible.
> Best regards,
> Antonius Block
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Jethro R Binks
Computing Officer, IT Services, University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK