Pidgin errors

Brian Morrison bdm at
Wed Nov 21 09:20:57 EST 2012

On Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:21:25 +0000
David Woolley wrote:

> Brian Morrison wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:46:31 +0200
> > Nielle Truter wrote:
> > 
> >> I get copied on every person that logs a query with this stupid
> >> company !!!
> > 
> > see...
> > 
> I don't think there is any incorporated entity (company) associated
> with Pidgin.  It is unusual for open source projects to form
> companies.
> You get copies because you are subscribed to the peer support mailing 
> list.  You should have received information about the list and of how
> to unsubscribe at the time that you subscribed.  You should have
> received them even if someone else maliciously subscribed you.
> Actually, I'm not sure that it is possible to subscribe without
> access to your email account.
> The generic subscription control page is 
> You can go to one specifically for you by appending your email
> address with the @ URI encoded, i.e. replaced by %40.

I really don't know why so many people that ask for help, outside of
Oracle where clearly their IT department are not doing their part of
the bargain, end up making these kinds of comment.

Time to bring back the old saw? "It's free software, if it breaks, you
get to keep both parts".


Brian Morrison

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