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[liberationtech] archives public

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Aug 9 01:01:27 PDT 2012


Yes, as we say in the list guidelines, our policy as an institution is
to keep the archives private.

Unfortunately, because any list member can see the archives, we have
little or no recourse available to stop someone from copying and
making them public (unless we simply closed off the archives to all
members).

If you'd like, we can edit the list guidelines to note that someone
has made the archive public.  Aside from that, I'm not sure what else
we could do.

Best,

Yosem

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:44 AM, Greg Norcie <greg at norcie.com> wrote:
> Any list is effectively public.
>
> I'd bet hard cash that any list like LibTech has at least one person
> siphoning off posts to some database.
>
> As Benjamin Franklin said "Three can keep a secret - if two of them are
> dead"
>
>
> It's a sad state, but it is good opsec to assume anything sent to a
> large group like LibTech is effectively public.
>
> Not making a value judgement - I am no fan of the "transparent society".
> But I'm also a realist.
> --
> Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
> GPG key: 0x1B873635
>
>
> On 8/9/12 12:39 AM, Anne Roth wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just saw through this tweet
>> https://twitter.com/csoghoian/statuses/233445976365465603 that the list
>> archives are public (see
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/liberationtech@lists.stanford.edu/info.html)
>> - is everyone aware of that?
>>
>> Until now I thought that they're available to list members only, as
>> stated here https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/liberationtech
>>
>> I tend to prefer non-public but can see why public makes sense as well.
>> In any case that should be clearly mentioned on the info page, don't you
>> think?
>>
>> Anne
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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