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[ga] Proposal for mailing list policy
Harald Tveit Alvestrand writes:
> Here's an attempt at formulating a coherent and useful mailing list policy.
> It would be useful if we could take this as a basis for discussion; what I
> expect to happen is that we get a "sense of the list" and modify the
> proposal in light of comments, make a new proposal near the end of the
> week, and attempt to take an opinion poll on the result, ending early next
> One thing that I'm particularly unsure about in this proposal is the
> requirement to be able to verify identity if demanded; this is a costly
> operation with many inherent problems wrt privacy/free speech, standards of
> proof and so on.
> If implemented at all, I think the suggested method is something like what
> it would have to be, but I'd like to see if there is list support for
> either keeping it or dropping it altogether.
An excellent and well-thought out proposal. I agree with it completely.
I also disagree completely with every criticism that Karl Auerbach came
up with. His objections are completely without support and his method
of running a list would result in complete chaos. If he wants that kind
of list, he can just subscribe to (and archive) the ga-unfiltered list.