[tei-council] updating TCW20

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 19 04:09:57 EST 2011

On 19/12/11 04:03, Martin Holmes wrote:
> I'm a little uncomfortable with there being a TEI-council-secure list. I
> realize there would be utility in it, but I fear there might be a
> temptation to use it for purposes other than pure security-related
> issues, and after what happened with the Board this year, I think
> transparency is very important for us at the moment.

I agree with Martin here. Also there is the problem that if you have a 
'secure' list then you might accidentally post something destined 
towards that to the non-secure list.  It just opens up more chances for 
problematic accidents.

I don't think most of the discussion is that insecure to have in 
public...whether to have such an account or not etc. But yes, if you 
think it affects security in virginia we should abide by that and move 
it off-list.

> I vote for identifying the subgroup of council that need to know
> security-related information, and taking the discussion onto Skype,
> which would be more secure than email of any sort, anyway.

I'm happy to be involved in such a discussion, and would vote for this 
(agnostic about communication technology since we won't be pass the 
password that way).


> Cheers,
> Martin
> On 11-12-18 04:58 PM, David Sewell wrote:
>> I hate to say it, but I think that this discussion needs to be moved off
>> of the tei-council list. We are moving into a territory that has
>> security implications for tei-c.org (discussion of user accounts,
>> permissions, filesystem paths, etc.), and this shouldn't be available on
>> an email list with open-access archives.
>> We can either have a subset of Council continue this discussion offline.
>> Or, possibly a better solution, I could create a new Virginia-hosted
>> list called something like "TEI-council-secure" that would have archives
>> available only via password to current list members.
>> What do you people think?
>> David
>> On Mon, 19 Dec 2011, James Cummings wrote:
>>> Nope, entirely different login needed.
>>> Might it make sense to have a 'teicouncil' account whose login details
>>> could  be passed to the 'release technician' (perhaps a better term for
>>> the person overseeing a release than 'pumpkin holder'?) for each release?
>>> -James
>>> On 18/12/11 23:11, Martin Holmes wrote:
>>>> I've tried ssh-ing into tei-c.org with my CMS login, but I can't get in.
>>>> Presumably some other account is needed? Of am I trying to log into the
>>>> wrong server?
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Martin
>>>> On 11-12-18 09:43 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>>>>> On 18 Dec 2011, at 17:08, Martin Holmes wrote:
>>>>>> Is there a specific account you need to log in as to run the install
>>>>>> script, or can anyone with login privileges on tei-c.org do it?
>>>>> the account needs write access to /project/tei (vel sim), so not sure.
>>>>> try editing stuff in the Vault there to test
>>>>> the tei-install.sh script is pretty simple - have a read and see
>>>>> what it does.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Stormageddon Rahtz
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