Sponsor Ballot Group confidentiality
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Sponsor Ballot Group confidentiality
- From: Colin Mick--The Mick Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 11:40:36 -0700
- Sender: email@example.com
We have (at least) three groups: working group membership, working group
voters and Sponsor Ballot Group members.
Working group membership is defined by the WG email list; WG voter status
is defined by WG rules. Both these groups self-select and have committed to
some length of general participation. I see nothing wrong with reasonable
(read no marketing) public access to working group membership data and I
would like to see a little more availability of voter status.
I view Sponsor Ballot group members somewhat differently. They have
volunteered to participate in a single specific task--to do final review of
a draft standard. My take has been that because they have volunteered to
do a specific task, they are entitled to confidentiality. As far as I
know, we don't generate email lists for Sponsor Ballot Groups. The
standards office sends multiple address messages to announce ballots, but I
use a bulk mailer to communicate with this group to ensure confidentiality
of individual email addresses. I'd be happy to see a name and affiliation
(but no contact info) for Sponsor Ballot groups and all electronic contact
done on an individual address basis.
That said, I find the "who" command of major domo to be very useful to
maintain lists and check for address changes--or, indeed, to find an email
address. I think this is a tool which should be open to members of the list.
Colin K. Mick
The Mick Group
2130 Hanover St,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
voice: (650) 856-3666
FAX: (650) 494-3737