Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 06:55:32 -0700 (PDT)

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In the summer, I re-raised the question of opening-up the archives. The
only person to respond -- favorably or negatively -- was Duncan in [5341].

I think it's time for us to try to come to a decision -- one that
hopefully addresses the concerns of all listmembers. In that spirit, I am
proposing the following:

(1) The archives be opened for the purpose of research to serious scholars
and students of political economy.

(2) It will be left to the good judgment of individual listmembers to
decide who to notify about the archives, but:

a) anyone who wishes to examine the archives must agree _in advance_
that they will not quote the contents of posts on the Internet or
elsewhere without the explicit written permission of the author(s).

b) recommended individuals must agree in advance that they will not
forward copies of any OPE-L posts to others or notify anyone else
of the location and passwords for the OPE-L WWW archive site.

(3) The List Coordinator, i.e. myself, will be notified in advance of
who listmembers want to tell about the archives. It will then be
decided who will communicate the above information, including the
address and passwords for the WWW site of the archives, to the
proposed individuals.

Do you agree or disagree with the above?

In solidarity, Jerry