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

On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 03:37:08PM +0200, Nicolas Dandrimont wrote:
> 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
> subsides.
> We therefore propose the following General Resolution:
> === BEGIN GR TEXT ===
> 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    list archives" is repealed.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 ===


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