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Re: Keeping discussions secret (Was: GFDL again...)

also sprach Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> [2004.12.20.1135 +0100]:
> Then a suggestion for the future: Post your reply on -project, and only
> mention on -private where your posting is.

No. A response needs to establish context, and if only by mentioning
the name of the person to whose post your are responding. It may
already be considered a breach of privacy to some if it becomes
public that they have been involved in a discussion.

Moreover, a response usually gives some indication about the
original poster's opinion, which is certainly private.

> Please respect the openminded intend of our project. Keeping
> non-private discussions private is not in the interest of our
> users!

With that, however, I fully agree.

Maybe we should start making it debian-private policy that people
should first ask whether a certain topic is better discussed there
or on a public list?

I am not in favour of having a discussion take place on two mailing
lists. It is too easy to leak private information as the discussion
gets more involved.

Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list!
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