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Re: Draft GR for permitting private discussion

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Michael Gilbert writes:
>> [-Discussion, draft resolutions-]{+Discussion by members of the
>> committee are made public on the Technical Committee public discussion
>> list to the maximum extent possible. There are however certain
>> circumstances that require private deliberation, which is permissable,
>> but such actions will be kept to a minimum.  Private discussions will
>> only take place via email,+} and {+Subject lines associate with each
>> private mail will be sent to the public mailing list.
> I'm not fond of the last part.  The times when people have approached the
> TC privately have almost invariably been because they were raising issues
> that, if raised in public, would turn into giant flamewars.  Frequently
> the subject line of that message is sufficient to cause exactly the
> outcome that people were trying to avoid.  In fact, since it comes devoid
> of context, it might even be worse!

Knowledge of that requirement would simply lead to more sanitized
subjects lines in most cases.  Although those lacking that knowledge
may be in for a surprise.

Best wishes,

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