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Re: Constitution - formal proposal (v0.5)

dwarf@polaris.net (Dale Scheetz)  wrote on 03.04.98 in <Pine.LNX.3.96.980403131832.2421V-100000@dwarf.polaris.net>:

> On 3 Apr 1998 john@dhh.gt.org wrote:
> > Dale Scheetz writes:
> > > Which implies that the PL can fire a Delegate, if that delegate makes a
> > > decision that the PL disagrees with! It was my understanding that a
> > > Delegate was not supposed to have to deal with the wims of the PL. Like
> > > I said...can of worms.
> >
> > I think that an inevitable consequence of the delegate system is that the
> > delegates serve at the pleasure of the Leader.  Think of them as cabinet
> > members.
> Then I am no longer a delegate. You have reduced me to the PL's slave,
> which is not what the word "delegate" means.
> Whe the project leader delegates a task to another member of the project
> and that member accepts the position, that position must have the
> authority to execute within its area or the delegate is always going to be
> unable to do their job. The PL can not be allowed to jerk that authority
> away arbitrarily or the authority thus granted has no power of
> enforcement.

That doesn't seem to describe how it works for cabinet members.

MfG Kai

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