[OPE-L:88] [OPE-L:323] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:33:03

>>>>>>>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.