[OPE-L:78] [OPE-L:314] Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 17:18:07

>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
> proposed***.

>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.