[OPE-L:94] [OPE-L:329] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: *REMINDER* re archives proposal

Mon, 09 Nov 1998 22:43:09

>>>>>>>>>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.