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Proposed GR: Acknowledge that the debian-private list will remain private

In 2005, the body of Debian Developers passed a General Resolution[1] requiring
the creation of a declassification team for the debian-private mailing list.
For the past ten years, the implementation of this GR has never materialized,
despite an explicit call for volunteers[2] by the DPL in 2010.

[1] https://www.debian.org/vote/2005/vote_002
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2010/05/msg00105.html

Over the years, several important discussions have happened on the
debian-private mailing list that needed to stay private. Oftentimes, when a
discussion has carried on for a while, some participants have reminded others
that the discussion should be summarized in a public thread on either the
debian-devel or the debian-project mailing lists.

While we agree with the intentions behind the original GR, we believe it is now
time to acknowledge that the declassification of debian-private will never
happen, and that we should instead strongly encourage developers to move
discussions to public channels as soon as the sensitivity of the discussion

We therefore propose the following General Resolution:


Title: Acknowledge that the debian-private list will remain private.

1. The 2005 General Resolution titled "Declassification of debian-private
   list archives" is repealed.
2. In keeping with paragraph 3 of the Debian Social Contract, Debian
   Developers are strongly encouraged to use the debian-private mailing
   list only for discussions that should not be disclosed.

=== END GR TEXT ===

Thanks for your consideration,
Nicolas Dandrimont (with thanks to all who helped writing this)

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