@Jason Karma? Somehow turning this around to paint Matt as the bad
guy is the wrong approach to take with this.
It's a comical situation that Acquia put itself into and Matt
and the WordPress community had a good laugh poking fun at you because
of it. It would have been funny if it was Microsoft contacting Apple
or Coke contacting Pepsi. Acquia (Drupal) contacting Automattic
(WordPress) in this situation is funny stuff. Own it. It happened.
Laugh at yourself. It was funny. Move on.
I do have one question though. If you are sending a "cold
call" email to a mailing list of email addresses not culled from
an opt-in email list, rather than actually contacting people
individually (ie. not mass email), at what point does that "cold
call" really become spam?
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