Re: Membership Committee Mailing List Archives

Seems like consensus for this topic is to keep list public. 

Thank you all for your comments. 

On Mon, 2006-07-10 at 20:34 +0200, David Neary wrote:
> Hi,
> Baris Cicek wrote:
> > Today Behdad asked about why private list like membership-committee
> > mailing list is public. 
> > 
> > We're using this list for asking information about applications, and
> > even though vast majority of the responses are positive, there can be
> > negative ones as well. 
> > 
> > For that reason, it's not good to make them public which might affect
> > honest responses from reference people. My own opinion is to keep dialog
> > about applications to be private. But I would like to know if there're
> > some concerns related with decision. 
> > 
> > Any applicant whom his/her application is denied can easily ask the
> > reason, and we can show it. Even with private list, we can keep
> > transparency. 
> I feel strongly that the membership list should be public. Applications,
> and the reasons for their rejection, should be visible to all.
> The reference mails can perhaps go off-list, but honestly I can't think
> why that might happen - in general, if you're replying it's to give a
> good reference, and if the reference would be bad, you don't reply.
> Cheers,
> Dave.

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