[OPE-L:85] [OPE-L:320] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:26:18

>>>>>>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.