Resolution 2003-03-11.iwj.1: SPI Board private mailing list

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of March 11, 2003.

This resolution was repealed at the board meeting on March 15th, 2005

WHEREAS: the SPI board alias has been swamped by large volumes of discussion. This discussion has been very interesting to many board members, but the quantity makes mailboxes used for normal board business difficult to use for some board members.


The following solution:

  • A new alias,, which starts out with the current recipient list of the board alias, shall be created.
  • board-private traffic may include all traffic except debate of any kind which is being contributed to by or is carbon-copied to any third party. A third party is someone without a direct official connection to either SPI or the question at hand.
  • board-private is a restricted email address. It may only be mailed to by board members or advisers or with specific permission of board members, and people who should not mail to it should not be carbon-copied on mail to board-private.
  • If board-private starts to be abused, then lightweight technical measures should be taken to restrict posting to board members and advisers.

The Secretary is asked to implement this as soon as possible, or, alternatively, to give Ian Jackson the necessary technical permissions in which case Ian is asked to implement it as soon as possible with the Secretary's advice and assistance.