Following the RFC (was Re: Linus Torvalds says Linux kernel will remain GPL v2)

Dylan McCall dylanmccall at
Sat Jan 19 07:27:01 GMT 2008

Devil's advocate mode always pulls out the most persuasive answers :P
(Ultimately, hopefully, leading us back on topic!)

Thanks, Daniel!

Although, in fairness, I think the Digg URL is sufficiently short. If it was
one of those dumb addresses that had the entire directory tree contained
within, that would certainly make sense to me. In this case, the Digg link
is the one more likely to never ever change in format, which I think is just
as important to take into consideration as accessibility. (That is: The
likelihood that the information under discussion has a working link).

Anyway... the GPL!

On Jan 18, 2008 10:30 PM, Daniel Pittman <daniel at> wrote:

> "Dylan McCall" <dylanmccall at> writes:
> > Well, you'll never see me posting shortened URLs.
> > ...or following the RFC, for that matter.
> You might want to follow the MUST part of the RFC, since a wide range of
> mail servers that /are/ standards compliant will reject or otherwise
> mangle your email on the way through.
> > In my opinion, the job of making long lines look nice should be
> > handled by the viewer (the mail program in this case) and only the
> > viewer.
> Your opinion is nice and all, but if you don't follow the specification
> then you can't expect to communicate reliably with others.
> If that doesn't matter to you then, heck, why are you bothering to write
> the message in the first place, eh?
> Regards,
>        Daniel
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