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I believe the "Communication Amongst Cabal Members" section should be revised to read like this so it is actually true:

There exists a private mailing list for Cabal members. Communications on this mailing list should have a strong reason to be private, with the reason being decided on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Cabal. Transparency in decision making is extremely important to the members of the Cabal.

--arthus 23:58, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

I think this addresses the issues, and is more concrete in what is, and is not, appropriate for discussion on -private

Each member of the PMC is committed to maintaining the projects standards of openness and transparency. However, there are some topics which are better discussed in a more private forum. This can include security issues, major policy decisions that require a speedy and unified consensus, and, primarily, admission of new members to the PMC. The -private list is intended to allow the PMC to openly and honestly debate the issues before it without concern for protecting the feelings of individuals being discussed and to allow all members of the PMC to support the final decisions publicly. The -private mailing list is archived, and anyone who is a member of the PMC has access to the full archives, regardless of the length of their PMC membership. Each member of the PMC has an obligation to the community to confine discussion on the -private list to things that are appropriate to that list, and to request that discussion be moved to the public lists if there is not a demonstrable benefit to the Community in keeping the discussion private. Communication regarding Habari policy or development in any other private venue should always be considered unacceptable.

Morydd 13:35, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

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