Proposed GR: Acknowledge difficulty of declassifying debian-private
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I have changed my about waiting before making a formal proposal.
I hereby propose the following General Resolution.
Title: Acknowledge difficulty of declassifying debian-private
1. The Debian Project regrets the non-implementation of the 2005
General Resolution titled "Declassification of debian-private list
archives". That General Resolution is hereby repealed.
2. In case volunteers should come forward: Permission remains for the
list archives (of any messages, whether posted before or after
this resolution) to be declassified, provided that the
declassification process is at least as respecting of the privacy
of posters to debian-private as the process set out in the 2005
3. Furthermore, the Debian listmasters remain empowered (subject to
the usual consultation processes within the Debian project) to
revise the rules governing the privacy and declassification of
messages to -private. This includes making measures to make
declassification more widely applicable, or easier to automate.
4. But, any weakening of the privacy expectations must not be
retrospective: changes should apply only to messages posted after
the rule change has come into force.
5. In particular, we reaffirm this rule: no part of a posting made to
-private, which explicitly states that it should not be
declassified, may be published (without its author's explicit
consent). This rule may be changed by the listmasters (para.3,
above), but only for future messages (para.4, above), and only
following consultation, and only with ample notice.
5. Participants are reminded to use -private only when necessary.
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