(OPE-L) *Statement by Advisory Committee on Open Discussions and Closed Archives*

From: OPE-L Administrator (ope-admin@ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu)
Date: Sun May 18 2003 - 18:55:16 EDT

The Advisory Committee and Jerry agree that:

1.  We re-affirm our support for open archives for the list.

2.  We believe that the existing archives policy has worked
well in that it has both made available our archives to the public and
has worked to ensure that what listmembers write
is not quoted outside of the list.

3.  If anyone on the list discovers  violations of our archives
policy then it should be reported to Jerry and/or Allin who
will then decide, possibly in consultation with the rest of the
Advisory Committee,  what remedial action to take.

4.  We re-affirm our commitment to open, free, and uncensored

5. We re-affirm the list policy against flames and ask that all
members communicate with each other on-list in a respectful and
comradely way.

6.  We do not support the call for a duplicate, parallel list with
closed archives.  We don't think it is needed at this time and it
would require a lot of time and effort to set-up and administer.

7. We thank all of those on the list who have communicated your
thoughts on this question to the AC and Jerry.  We took all of
your concerns very seriously in our discussions.


Allin Cottrell  cottrell@wfu.edu
Fred Moseley fmoseley@mtholyoke.edu
Alfredo Saad-Filho asfilho@aol.com
Jerry Levy glevy@pratt.edu

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