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Re: Trying to reach consensus - Yet Another Alternate Proposal to Declassification of debian-private

On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 00:08 +0100, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 02:47:07PM -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> > So, my conclusion is that it would be nice to have two types of
> > publications:
> > 
> > 1) Selected Readers
> > 2) Selected Content
> > 
> > The first type of publication could embrace the entire content of
> > debian-private, but restrictions will be applied for those who want to
> > read, basically, the need of identification of the reader and the
> > agreement to a NDA on the same terms applied to every debian developer
> > about the privacy of the mailing list.
> > 
> One of the main goals of the original GR was to make the archives
> available for research. How will you be able to publish the results 
> of such research if you agreed to an NDA. One of the main principles
> of scientific research is to make your results reproducible by others.  
> This is impossible if you base your research on data which is only
> available under an NDA.

Its quite possible to publish research conducted under an NDA without
compromising that NDA: but one is constrained in the quotes and
disclosure you can make.

As for being reproducible by others, the suggested process for getting
access seems to be so trivial any researcher with access to the internet
will be able to complete it fairly easily. It also is not under onerous
terms (such as MS's kerberos extensions were) so entering into the NDA
should not limit or pose an unreasonable burden on anyone.


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