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    Dear Dr. Viceconti

    I first have to apologize, I very sorry that my lack of care sending the
    email created such a problem for you. The reason of the message in this list
    is because in mine address book "biomed" is the address of a biomedical
    engineer friend of mine and this list is "biomch". This mistake, by the way,
    is not a first to me. I have a mouse - Outlook Express 5 incompatibility:
    when moving it or pointing the mouse "reads" other line, send immediately
    half-written text, etc. (and yes, I have already change 3 times the mouse).
    But in this particular case I assume the responsibility 100%.

    Secondly, Dr. Viceconti. You made me read again in several pages about
    Netiquette and I don't find the specific rule you mention " I recommend you
    to avoid in the future any cross posting of MBE_Europe content without the
    consent of the list or of its moderator.."

    Also, since the "Medical Biological Engineering in Europe" list is: (Open
    membership, Unmoderated, All members may post and has Public archives) I
    don't consider the need to ask the moderator/others members of the list
    their approval to send privately or public a post from the list to another
    party. (and please correct me if I'm wrong). To my understanding once a text
    is publish in an public/open list. The material can be handle as ant public
    document, but always referring the source and author. I consider this point
    important in the settings of this list Biomech, because members in the list
    often crosspost messages and besides netiquette considerations, there is
    always the legal status of such cross postings.

    Finally, under are the rules about netiquette I found regarding
    crossposting. May be some one in the list can send me directly the address
    of a more complete rules about cross-postings.
    Best Regards
    Manuel Sotelo M.D.

    *posting USENET News articles to inappropriate newsgroups, posting to
    moderated newsgroups without the approval of the moderator, or cross-posting
    articles to many newsgroups simultaneously (spamming)

    *When sending a message to more than one mailing list, especially if the
    lists are closely related, apologize for cross-posting

    *In NetNews parlance, "Posting" refers to posting a new article to a group,
    or responding to a post someone else has posted. "Cross-Posting" refers to
    posting a message to more than one group. If you introduce Cross-Posting to
    a group, or if you direct "Followup-To:" in the header of your posting, warn
    readers! Readers will usually assume that the message was posted to a
    specific group and that followups will go to that group. Headers change this
    *Some mailing lists are private. Do not send mail to these lists uninvited.
    Do not report mail from these lists to a wider audience
    *Remember that both mail and news take system resources. Pay attention to
    any specific rules covering their uses your organization may have.
    *Be careful when you reply to messages or postings. Frequently replies are
    sent back to the address which originated the post - which in many cases is
    the address of a list or group! You may accidentally send a personal
    response to a great many people, embarrassing all involved. It's best to
    type in the address instead of relying on "reply."

    Dear Mr. Sotelo:
    The message you cross-posted to the BIOMCH-L mailing list was originally
    intended for the MBE_Europe list. MBE_Europe is specifically devoted to
    discuss the role of medical and biological engineering in the sixth
    framework program of the European Commission.

    I did not cross-post the message to BIOMCH-L since it involves not only
    European biomedical engineers. Furthermore, this letter was a very early
    draft on which the small MBE_Europe community should discuss, before we
    make it public to larger communities such as BIOMCH-L. More in general,
    forwarding somebody else message to a mailing list with the author consent
    is considered bad Netiquette.

    Although I am sure you were moved by very good reasons, I recommend you to
    avoid in the future any cross posting of MBE_Europe content without the
    consent of the list or of its moderator.

    I apologise with BIOMCH-L members who were not interested in the message.
    For the others, I suggest you to subscribe also to our list, in order to
    continue the discussion on this and other initiatives. You will find more
    information at this link below.

    Best Regards

    Marco Viceconti

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