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

On 10 Feb 2006, Anthony Towns outgrape:

> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 08:34:53PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On 8 Feb 2006, Anthony Towns stated:
>>> Personally, I hope and trust that the developer body are
>>> honourable enough to note vote for a proposal they think
>>> contradicts the social contract or DFSG; and I don't see much
>>> point to all the implications that we're not that honourable and
>>> need to have the secretary's adult supervision. I don't see much
>>> point to all the grumbling about the secretary's supervision
>>> either though -- if we're acting like adult's anyway, that's
>>> hardly a problem, is it?
>> I find it strange you couch this in terms of honour and
>> supervision. I do not understand how this can be; and I certainly
>> do not hold this view, since I do not even understand it.
>> I view this a ballot correctness issue. The ballot should be
>> one that does not lead to contradictory  situations,or else, in my
>> opinion, the ballot is buggy.
> That view, namely "other people may propose ballots that aren't good
> enough, and it's my job to stop that", is precisely a supervisory
> one.

        If you think that ensuring the end product is correct is a
 supervisory rol, then I must change the org chart to put the QA group
 in my company higher up than they are.

        Yes, it is a gating mechanism. The secretary is the final
 arbiter. If you think that is a supervisory role, I  guess I think I
 consider it differently.

> Personally, I'd rather the secretarial role be as automatic as
> possible, even to the point where votes would be run without any
> human intervention.  I've thought about that before, but I don't
> have the inclination to write any code for it.

        Change the constitution to propose the secretary be replaced
 by a bot.

        Me, I have automated a lot of voting procedure using devotee,
 and work on it when I have time.

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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