Re: GR Proposal: Declassification of -private
On Mon, 2005-11-14 at 23:24 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Here is my proposed change, that would make the process opt-in
> by the actual authors, and still give a hearing to any others who may
> be affected. I think this process allows people who may have posted
> only under the protection of the privacy umbrella, while still
> allowing the process of publication to go ahead.
> Mind you, this is not strictly opt-in, since the authors get
> between 4-8 weeks to send in their veto, and so the publication is
> not held up by people who can no longer be contacted. I must say I
> still have some misgivings about this (we are changing our privacy
> statement with regards to the mailing list, after all), but I see
> this as a compromise between a strict opt-in that can cause things to
> be held up by people we can no longer contact.
For a policy going forward I would have no objections to sharing
messages which are not explicitly affirmed as private. As far as past
messages go, I would be against revealing messages written by or
containing excerpts written by former DDs who have died or disappeared.
A lack of response from the author should not be considered approval, at
least for messages written prior to the proposed changes.