[OPE-L:81] [OPE-L:317] Re: Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 17:45:25

>>>>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.