opensource at till.name
Thu May 10 00:26:28 UTC 2007
On Mi Mai 9 2007, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Please don't pollute public mailing lists with this nonsense -- keep
> your .sig to 4 lines at a maximum.
> If you must put the above information in every email you send, at least
> put it in a header, not the body of the mail -- and you certainly don't
> need to include the full list of directors.
Are you sure about this? IANAL, but in Germany (maybe it is EU law) one has to
include this kind of information in (some) business letters (including
e-mail). And normally including it in the header is at least a grey
zone and still can cause a lot of trouble to a company, because
of "warning letters" with a demand to give a "declaration of discontinuance
with a penalty clause" (in German: Abmahnung mit strafbewerter
Unterlassungserklärung) that can be written by any competitor and cost the
receiving company money.
 Including the full list of directors.
 Maybe it is not needed in a mail to a mailing list, but who really knows
 And maybe even short messages (sms) (messages sent from mobile phones that
are normally restricted to 160 characters).
 Because it is not assurred that the headers are displayed in every e-mail
client. Otherwise the Organization-Header may be sufficient, which seems to
be also used by some UK RedHat employees.
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