[OPE-L:80] [OPE-L:316] Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 17:38:45

>>>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.