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Re: Amendment to the Constitution: Add a new foundation document

On Sun, 2 May 2004 23:17:07 +0200, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> said: 

> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 01:15:33PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On consultation with the other sponsors, I have decided to add a
>> sunset clause to the proposed "Transition Guide", so that the
>> specific references to Sarge are ex-purged after it is released.

> Great. I've just got one question: Have you considered merging the
> essence of this document into the constitution? This would save us
> from adding another foundation document, but it might enlarge the
> constitution somewhat depending on how terse we could formulate
> this.

	I considered it, but not for long. I can't write in the same
 manner as the constitution is written -- I gelt that a transition
 guide line, since it is a guide, not a set of rigid, well defined
 delineation of powers and jurisdictions, required a more verbose
 handling than the constitution has.

	I don't think terseness is a virtue when we are trying to
 define a generic set of guiding principles anyway.

My mind is making ashtrays in Dayton ...
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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