[OPE-L:77] [OPE-L:313] *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Mon, 9 Nov 1998 09:14:13 -0500 (EST)

In [OPE-L:271], I proposed that we make a decision on or near
***November 15***
concerning Duncan's proposal to open the archives. The relevant section
of Duncan's [OPE-L:230] is attached below.

***If no one objects to the proposal by November 15, I am going to
conclude that we have consensus to open the archives as Duncan

The only remaining questions would then be how best to do it: e.g. how
access to the archives should be changed technically; how and to whom --
i.e. which lists -- this decision should be communicated to). I expect
that these residual questions can be resolved relatively quickly.

If you have objections to the proposal, ***PLEASE SPEAK NOW***.

In Solidarity, Jerry

>From Duncan's [OPE-L:230]
> I'd like to see the archives opened with some simple, enforceable, and
> easily understandable policy that would let people see what's being said
> and protect against the possible misuse of the material for quotation. I
> guess my favorite idea is a "Bourbaki" kind of policy in which people can
> quote the archive as much as they want to, but only cite it as OPE-L
> generically, so that no member of the list has to defend every word that he
> or she posts. This is simple, and I don't see any particular flaw in it,
> though it would also prevent individual members of the list from claiming
> polemical credit for particular exchanges, as well. But it would get the
> ideas out in the public domain.