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Re: GR Proposal: Declassification of -private

On Mon, 2005-11-14 at 23:24 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote: 
> Hi,
>         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.


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