Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Archives, list rules

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Date: Sat Dec 20 01:01:01 2003

Dan, the IDEC is a list that people can only join by invitatation, unlike most of our other lists. Of course, nothing can prevent an individual on the list from passing on whatever is posted. When an archive is floating out there it is easier for someone who wants to hack it , investigate it, or mine it for e mail addresses to do so. Some participants from dangerous parts of the work requested that we not archive it.


In a message dated 12/19/2003 8:14:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

>In a message dated 12/19/2003 2:17:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
>That's why we don't have an archive on one of our most sensitive listserves,
>the IDEC (International Democratic Education Conference) list. It has people
>all over the world, including in some areas in which they could potentially
>come under attack for something that someone posted.
>Jerry Mintz
>Alternative Education Resource Organization
>That's a bizarre piece of reasoning.  Once someone posts on IDEC or any other
>list, the post can be stored and/or archived anywhere in the world, without
>the knowledge of the system administrator of the list or of the one who posted
>in the first place.  Once you've gone public with a post, you've gone public,
>and laid yourself open to attack (if it's attacks that you fear).  As my
>father always said, never put anything in writing that you don't want to appear on
>the front page of the New York Times!
>    The main losers when a list such as IDEC is not archived are subscribers
>who would like to review some interesting past thread, and no longer have
>access to it.
>    Dan Greenberg, Sudbury Valley School
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