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Re: debian-private declassification team (looking for one)

On 06/27/2010 11:11 PM, Serafeim Zanikolas wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:34:36AM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote [edited]:
>> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 02:46:02PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
>>> I would welcome a new GR to rescind the previous one and revert d-private 
>>> to what it's always been: private.
>> I would second a proposal for such a GR. If even those who argued in favour
>> of the declassification process at that time are not sufficiently motivated
>> to invest now some work in this then this proves to me that the  whole
>> thing is nonsense, and that we should get rid of it.
> There's a compromise: revise the declassification rules to help automation.
> Writing a perl script to filter msgs based on threading and well-defined
> declassification headers shouldn't be that much of work.

Ack, but that is only something which could be used in the future.
I wouldn't mind to add something like
X-Declassify-after: 3y
header to my mails to -private.

Based on threading it is hard to decide is something should be declassified as
in some threads only a few mails include sensitive content, like citations of
other persons which are supposed to stay private forever.

Also I think some people expressed their wish that *all* of their mails should
stay private forever (I'd have to search the archive for that, but I think that
came up when it was tried to form a declassification team some long time ago),
so the first thing to do would be to look trough the archive for such mails and
ensure that their wish is being followed. Especially for retired DDs (even worse
when they retired before that declassification theme came up) it should be
checked very carefully if their mails should be (probably against their wish)
being published.

And finally I think we should release Squeeze first before doing any work on
this, a (good) release is much more important than bringing the muddy fights of
debian-private to the public.

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