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Re: General Resolution: Declassification of debian-private list archives

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005, Horms wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 07:09:25AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > if there *really* are some DDs who volunteer to spend their time
> > on old postings it is fine for me but because I think there are
> > much more valuable tasks to do for the benefit of Debian I just
> > will not vote intentionally.
> I am also concerned that it creates uneccessary administrative
> overhead for very little gain.

Presumably the people who are delegated to undertake this task will do
so only because they actually want to do so and feel it's more
important than whatever else they would be doing with their time.

As far as administrative overhead goes, I don't really see there being
much burden on anyone outside of the group of people who are
interested in implementing it or interested in making sure that their
posts to -private stay private. [The only thing I can see is a bit of
time spent by the listmasters if placing the sanctified archives on
lists.debian.org is the right way to go... but a couple of .gz'ed
mailboxes is probably more than good enough if listmasters don't want
to bother.]

Anyway, from my perspective, all we're doing is putting in place a
mechanism whereby useful parts of -private can be made publicly
available. Whether developers actually end up doing the work to make
it publicly available comes later.

Don Armstrong

Grimble left his mother in the food store and went to the launderette
and watched the clothes go round. It was a bit like colour television
only with less plot.
 -- Clement Freud _Grimble_

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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