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RE: General Resolution: Removing non-free, Draft 2

From: Steve Gore [mailto:sgore@swbell.net]On Behalf Of Stephen R. Gore
> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > We have resolution control via our Constitution, but I 
> would suggest that
> > that "Constitutional" apparatus does not have the authority 
> to modify The
> > Social Contract which predates it. 
> Debian Constitution
> ---snip---
> 4. The Developers by way of General Resolution or election
> 4.1. Powers
> Together, the Developers may:


>    5.Issue nontechnical policy documents and statements.
>      These include documents describing the goals of the project, its
>      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>      relationship with other free software entities, and 
> nontechnical policies
>      such as the free software licence terms that Debian 
> software must meet.
>      They may also include position statements about issues 
> of the day.

It is not clear to me that the power to "Issue nontechnical policy documents
and statements" includes the ability to AMEND those documents onced issued,
nor is it clear to me that if such a power to amend was implied, that it
would apply to the DSC and the DFSG which predate the Constitution.

> Regards,
> Steve

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