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Re: soc-ctte discussion at DebConf7 [was Re: Social committee proposal]

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 04:50:37PM -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 June 2007 15:33, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> > After a decision is made I think it's less problematic to make the
> > discussion available to all DDs. But still there is the problem, that
> > offending behaviour would be exposed to all DDs.
> The committee's deliberations should be solely based on objective facts.
> If the committee's deliberations cannot withstand the light of day,
> they are not a sufficiently robust basis for a _Debian_ decision.
> Cabals and secret deliberations are the antithesis of freedom.

Judging form the part of my message you cited above, you probably
misunderstood what I wanted to say. My reasoning in that part was 
not that the comitee should be able to keep the reasoning private
because the comitee members fear something (or whatever other reason),
but that the offender might wish to keep the fact private that an action
was taken by the comitee against him. In case of only minor offences I
think it might be reasonable to keep the name of the offender secret and
to only publish an annonimized version to all DDs. This way the offender
does not loose his face.


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett ~

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