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Harald Welte laforge at
Tue Aug 21 13:31:54 CEST 2007

Dear Hank,

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 06:50:03AM -0400, hank williams wrote:
> While I agree with your argument that no header is the standard for FOSS,
> this is not the case for the reply to issue, which you did not address. As I
> said earlier, the Apache groups (perhaps the largest FOSS umbrella) for
> example, and many (most?) others do not have the default reply-to going to
> the individual. Part of the reason for this is that it is bad user interface
> for the default behavior to be one that is used perhaps 1% of the time. Most
> people generally want to reply to group. Your default should be the most
> commonly accessed option which is why your design decision on this matter is
> not only not standard, but is, I believe, the minority design, even in the
> FOSS community.

I'm not opposed to changing the reply-to for community, if you want
that.  In fact, I have now changed it.

For all other lists I'm a bit less inclined to do it, but would be
willing to change if there were many supporters of such a change.

- Harald Welte <laforge at>         
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