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Re: General Resolution: Declassification of debian-private list archives

* Wouter Verhelst:

>> >     In accordance with principles of openness and transparency, Debian
>> >     will seek to declassify and publish posts of historical or ongoing
>> >     significance made to the Debian Private Mailing List.
>> >
>> >     This process will be undertaken under the following constraints:
>> >
>> >     * The Debian Project Leader will delegate one or more volunteers
>> >       to form the debian-private declassification team. 
>> If I read the constitution correctly, you cannot decide such a thing
>> by GR.
> Just for clarity, by "such a thing", you mean "order the DPL to do
> something", right?


> First of all, I do think we can, per 4.1.3 (as others have already
> pointed out). However, I don't think that is relevant; "Debian will seek
> to do foo" doesn't mean "Debian will do foo", and "This process will be
> undertaken under the following constraints" means "if done, this is how
> it'll be done". In other words, I don't think it's a violation of the
> text if we eventually end up not doing it.

Ah, I didn't read it this way, but it makes sense.  This means that
the whole thing is basically completely unnecessary because the DPL
could already form a declassification team if he wants.

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