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Re: Draft GR for permitting private discussion

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Michael Gilbert writes:
>> I feel like this wording comes across as sacrificing too much in the
>> openness/transparency of the tech committee's discussions.  Perhaps
>> something along the following would be better?
> We went back and forth on this in IRC a little bit.  The difficulty is
> that unless you're going to delegate to some other entity the ability to
> decide when the TC can hold private discussions (which I don't think would
> be very practical), the TC itself ends up deciding when it's appropriate.

I think that's appropriate.  Self-policing seems fine.  The importance
of a more stringent wording (I think) is to make it clear to project
members that the committee will only be using this power in the most
sensitive of situations, rather than all the time.  Otherwise, there
is the risk of important deliberations being lost without record if
it's used too much.

Best wishes,

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