On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Jeffrey B. Siegal wrote:
> The automatic "Another scsh infestation" email sent by the install script may
> be a violation of laws which prevent "unauthorized use" of computer systems,
> since the person doing the installation has no reasonable basis to know that
> it is going to send email. This is done without their knowledge or
> In any event, it is certainly an obnoxious violation of privacy.
I am not so sure about that.
A user of free/opensource software should be willing to help the
developpers. It would be stranged if anyone disagreed. Maybe giving up
some privacy should even be considered mandatory, since Free Software is
community software. The authors gave more than their due to the
community, so users should not make a fuss about disclosing their email
I might however, for the sake of correctness, want to put a short notice
at the end of the README file, combined with an appeal for cooperation.