[SASAG] Proprietary Formats on Public Mailing Lists -- Was: Re: System Admin Job opportunity

Robin Battey zanfur at zanfur.com
Fri Aug 31 14:10:41 PDT 2007


The position in question is for a fairly hardcore Microsoft-run 
environment.  While I don't particularly like word documents myself, I 
think it's entirely appropriate in this context.  I'm a *nix admin, not a 
linux admin, so I just don't bother reading such postings.


On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 01:27:46PM -0700, Mohsen Banan-vendors wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:18:48 -0700, "Scott McDermott" <scottm at octaldream.com> said:
>   Scott> I think it's fairly safe to say that this is stuff we all are aware of.
> It is what people do that matters.
> Not what they think they are aware of.
>   Scott> That said, the use of a .doc to post a position in a Windows environment is
>   Scott> hardly precedent sharing. Since this list is for all types of system
>   Scott> administrators, including those that use Word, I chose to forward it on.
> Again, I encourage you to refrain from posting
> attachments in proprietary formats to public
> mailing lists.
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