Nearly every email posted
to the private list is copied to the public archives,
poster asks to be excluded. Discussions are summarized, to ensure that
censored messages don't reduce transparency.
To illustrate my point: I did try to follow the discussions for some time
when it was being archived, I had a very hard time doing that with the
'censored' messages and replies.
The following link is from the last archive out there (June 2009). It's
pretty hard (at least for me) to follow the discussion, it gets especially
hard on messages 14-16. The summary is just one line that doesn't really say
I still don't understand why would a participant in a committee in an openly
public institution like the WMF would want/be allowed to have his input
'censored' this way. I dont see anything in there that would warrant
censorship, they are certainly not making life-or-death decisions about the
future of the world :) .