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Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Fri Mar 13 01:28:35 UTC 2015

On Mar 12, 2015, at 20:44 , Larry Sheldon <larrysheldon at> wrote:
> On 3/12/2015 19:20, Jason Iannone wrote:

>> There was once a fairly common saying attributed to an early
>> networking pioneer that went something like, "be generous in what you
>> accept, and send only the stuff that should be sent."  Does anyone
>> know what I'm talking about or who said it?
> Postel's Law:  Be generous in what you accept; strict in what you send.*
> *From aging memory, but I think that is close.

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others (often reworded as "Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept").


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