Stupid disclaimers

Jack Jackson jackson.linux at
Wed Jan 18 20:08:31 UTC 2006

1. You cannot force anyone to accept the terms of an agreement merely by
sending it to them. Signed confidentiality agreements are hard enough to
enforce in the real world of business. Harboring real expectations that
I won't distribute an email you send to a mailing list just because you
sent it to me with a disclaimer? Lots of luck, pal. 

2. Before this thread takes on a life of its own, if you can trim the
disclaimer before posting please do it as it's awfully tedious to have
to scroll through legalese, or snip it from a reply lest it propagate
(ironically, breaking its terms with each helpful reply). If not, maybe
send from another account so we don't have to be reminded all the time
of your firm's outlook on email? 

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 14:23 -0500, Eric Dunbar wrote:
> On 1/18/06, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> > > what's your point? It's there authomatically, and who cares if it's there?
> >
> > Point 1: It's annoying

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list