is a central mailing list of Project Oekonux. In this project people with different backgrounds investigate the question, whether the principles of the development of Gnu/Linux may serve as a foundation for a new economy. Derived from this is the question, whether the principles of Gnu/Linux may serve as a foundation of a new society.
This mailing list is a mostly English speaking list being part of Project Oekonux. There is another, mostly German speaking discussion list.
The list is not moderated. Replies to postings on the list return to the list by default. The who-command returning all list members is available only to subscribers. Subscription and unsubscription is explained in http://www.oekonux.org/list-en/subscribe.html. Every member may send to the list. As a spam protection mails from non-members are possible but not automatically forwarded to all. Please observe the conventions listed below.
An archive of the mailing list is run on the web site (http://www.oekonux.org/list-en/archive/index.html). On the Oekonux web site under (http://www.oekonux.org/introduction/index.html) there is an introduction to some important Oekonux thoughts.
On list-en AT oekonux.org there is a list culture which is valued by the people on the list and usually is observed. Please also observe this culture when you want to send a mail to the list.
The following aspects are part of the conventions:
Off-topic mail (mails which do not match the topic)
The list list-en AT oekonux.org has a topic and the people are there because of this topic. Therefore respecting people requires that every mail should relate to this topic. Before you send a mail to the list please ask your self whether it matches the topic.
If you want to chat with people from Project Oekonux about something, the list http://www.oekonux.de/projekt/chat/index.html is available. People on this list are explicitly interested in such non-topical mail.
Cross-posting (sending mails to several receivers)
Cross-posting is not wanted, if further receivers are also mailing lists. In such cases often comments come from the other mailing list which are not comprehensible for others.
Please do not sent mails to the list to other lists at the same time.
HTML mail and other mail attachments
The mailing list is configured in a way it at first refuses mail which does not consist of ASII text only. For this there are good reasons. The maintainer of the list needs to reformat such mail and resend it by mail. This is cumbersome and leads to delays, which in some instances can last for some days.
A typical problem in this context is HTML mail. If you usually send HTML mail please check if you can switch of the HTML packaging in your mailer (the program with which you send and receive mail) at least for mail to the list. Most mailers have this option (unfortunately no longer in AOL as of 6.0 :-( ).
The lists accepts signed mails, however.
Replies (answers to a mail) and new threads (lines of discussion)
The archive of the mailing list is among other things organized by threads. In order this organization to make sense replies to a mail need to be send as replies in the mailer.
If on the other hand you want to start a new issue then please send a new mail because otherwise it is sorted into the thread you are answering.
Subjects (subject line in the header of a mail)
Good and meaningful subjects help people on the list and in the archive to see on first look what the mail is probably about. Therefore please try to use useful subjects.
If during a running thread the issue changes so much it does no longer fit the subject, a new subject should be used. The previous subject can be appended to the new part in the following form:
Subject: New subject (was: Old subject)
Sounds horrible complicated? Doesn't matter too much because nobody will kill you if you do not observe everything. However, it would be nice if you could try to.