Re: Proposed GR: Acknowledge difficulty of declassifying debian-private
I thought I would write a systematic summary of the effect of the
Proponent Is declassification of How might the rules
old posts permissible, for -private be changed
and if so how ? in the future ?
Gunnar Unclear/disputed.  Not clear. Probably,
(earlier, (no explicit statement listmaster can consult
Nicolas) in resolution proposal) and make new rules.
Ian Difficult/unlikely - listmaster can consult
2005 GR procedure. and make new rules.
Iain Forbidden. Difficult/unclear.
New GR would be needed New GR probably needed.
(or active consent
from each author).
Don, listmaster can consult listmaster can consult
(failed and make new rules.[1,1a] and make new rules.[1,1a]
I have tried to represent the differing interpretations which seem to
exist within the project. If anyone disagrees with my summary, please
let me know. I will refine and repost it. When the call for votes
comes out, I intend to post it to -devel and -project (with the
proponent names replaced with option letters or numbers).
 Different people have said (i) that this text permits listmaster
to declassify past posts according to usual decisionmaking rules in
Debian or, on the other hand, that (ii) if this text were passed
listmaster is not allowed to declassify without a further GR.
 The constitution itself says that delegates such as the
listmasters ought to consult;
[1a] Don's proposal additionally explicitly requires any
declassification to occur after a delay to enable opponents to
overrule via GR.
 Iain's proposal speaks of "archives". That might mean only things
which are archives at the time of passing of the GR, but IMO the
more natural reading is to include all archives even those which
might come into existence in the future - in which case listmaster
is prohibited from setting up a declassification system which
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