Michael Perelman (michael@ecst.csuchico.edu)
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 08:46:45 -0700 (PDT)

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Jerry, I agree that the archives should be open.
Gerald Levy wrote:
> 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

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929
Tel. 916-898-5321
E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu