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Re: GR Proposal: Declassification of -private

Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 03:00:42PM +0000, Moray Allan wrote:
> > Wouldn't it be better for people interested in opening the -private
> > archives to try a pure opt-in approach first?  (Which wouldn't require
> > any change to current policies.)
> If most of the archive should be published, that's more of a burden on
> both the people going through it and on the people who've posted in
> the past, since the default answer would then be the wrong one. [...]

So we should build more bureaucracy because it's too much work to ask
authors for permission? That does not inspire confidence that the time
needed will be spent contacting authors to let them object or publishing
lists for developer review.

The current default answer (private is private) is the right one for
past posts because it is what was claimed all along. How would you feel
if something really private of yours was posted while you're on vacation?
That's possible with your proposal.

The basic principle ought to be: at worst, do no harm.

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