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Re: For those who care about the GR

On Sat, January 21, 2006 21:52, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> So, can the developers dispute this? Obviously, the developer
> body can dispute any delegated action. But a GR can't overturn something
> seen as fact (so no GR stating PI=exacly 3.14 or 22/7).

Could you please explain how you arrive at the conclusion that an
interpretation of guidelines can be seen as a fact? This is not exact
science, even though you link it to the value of pi. In judicial systems
one can dispute an interpretation of the law at a court, because the law
is seen as something that is subject to interpretation.

This goes even further here, because the DFSG is not even a strict set of
rules but are guidelines. As we all know, guidelines are subject to
interpretation on a case-by-case basis, that's what distinguishes them
from rules. Therefore, I think a specific application of guidelines can
not be seen as a fact.


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