Re: Resend : That file (not in MIME format)..
Francis Liu CV RDC (firstname.lastname@example.org.COM)
Fri, 4 Nov 1994 08:50:47 +1100
> "Chris Keane - Chief ENS Pointyhead" wrote:
> > Whoever suggested a small committee to rule on matter like this had it
> > right in my opinion. Not only is there a duly recognised authority but
> > the members elected them. That's called democracy. When there's one
> > person or a small group of people that no-one elected calling the
> > judgements because other people don't hear about things or don't care
> > enough to worry then you have something that's a little hard to justify.
> > It's called a dictatorship.
> > No, I think we need a Special Programmers'-Society Acceptable-Use
> > Measurement (SPAM) team that investigates and enforces penalties
> > for breaches of acceptable use. Of course, ranges of penalties etc need
> > to be decided beforehand by an AGM or at least the executive.
> Seconded. I suggest that any so called committee should do the following
> 1. determine the seriousness of the action by examination of available
> evidence; and
Will the seriousness be determined by executive/AGM? Or are there guidelines we can steal from someone?
> 2. either institute a localised penalty such as account closure; or
> 3. refer to the matter to someone higher up in the university.
> What I don't want to see is something like `SPAM' become a means of
> dismissing criminal activity by way of some bogus self determined
> activity. These are serious matters and you can't just `f**k around',
> or you could find yourself subject to legal action -- the university
> itself is much more capable of dealing with the situation.
Exactly. Can the progsoc constitution (or a policy statement) stand up to rigourous attack from the Masses Of Baddies out there? It seems like a good idea to get someone with (legal?) experience in writing this sort of thing to help in its creation.
A bit less than 2c worth