[OPE-L:87] [OPE-L:325] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:39:45

>>>>>>>>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.