[KI-LC] Mail List Policy
paulmadsen at rogers.com
Fri May 22 16:09:16 PDT 2009
my interpretation of the primary goal for any such email policy is to
prevent IP contamination - this possible if (mere) subscribers were able
to post to the list.
If that is indeed the case, why differentiate between levels of read
access by distinguishing between real time & digest? Surely it's
immaterial to the primary goal?
Brett McDowell wrote:
> Forgive the cross-post (if you are one of the lucky folks who are
> subscribed to both of these lists). I'm sending this to both lists
> because the Board of Trustees assigned an action item to me to work on
> a Mail List Policy, and on the Leadership Council meeting today they
> shared their opinions and also made it clear they wanted to be a part
> of this process. One LC member actually felt this should be in the
> Operating Procedures vs. a stand-alone policy. So, that's why I'm
> copying both.
> This is more of an introduction. Joni is going to circulate the first
> draft of the policy next week. I'm just going to introduce what I
> believe is the fundamental topic for debate, and perhaps Joni should
> hold off until this issue is debated a bit more via email.
> The only issue I've heard in my talks with BoT and LC that might fall
> short of a consensus, is the issue of whether subscribers (who are not
> members of a group) get an option to receive every email, or only a
> daily digest of email. That's it. Everybody agrees with every other
> aspect of the policy as discussed in the two calls.
> Perhaps we should begin simply by asking someone to clarify why they
> believe non-member subscribers should receive each email in real-time
> even though their responses are moderated (i.e., they cannot send to
> the list unless they are participants in the group so why trigger that
> Pavlovian trigger to attempt a response). That's just my suggestion
> for where to start the email discussion, if you'd rather choose a
> different starting point, simply chime in.
> Kind Regards,
> Brett McDowell | +1.413.652.1248 | http://info.brettmcdowell.com
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