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Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract

Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es> wrote:

> * Debian Project Secretary [Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:12:50 -0600]:
>>         Since this requires a modification of a foundation document,
>>  the amendment requires a 3:1 majority.
>   I don't see why this _physical modification_ is necessary. I can admit
>   that the secretary says "this amendment overrules the social contract,
>   since it talks about putting non-free things in main, so it requires a
>   3:1 majority"; but if the amendment passes, and so the GR issues a
>   statement that some GFDL documents will remain in main, I don't think
>   explicit wording is needed _in_ the SC, at all.

I disagree - either the interpretation of the SC allows GFDL'ed
documents without invariant (et al) sections, then we don't need a 3:1
majority, or it doesn't - then we have to change it if we want to keep
our promises.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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