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Re: A possible approach in "solving" the FDL problem

On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 10:23:50PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Sunday, Aug 10, 2003, at 09:01 US/Eastern, Nick Phillips wrote:
> >Or if you come from a country where they speak proper English, "tabled"
> >means something like "proposed for discussion"...
> Hmmm, not what my copy of Robert's Rules of Order says. But, 
> considering that, I'll try and use alternate phrasings like "delayed" 

While I disagree with Nick Phillips's chauvinistic characterization of
non-rhotic dialects of English as the only "proper ones", he makes a
valid point regarding usage.

The SPI Board of Directors, which has both American and British members,
uses the term "shelved" for this purpose, which is unambiguous for


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Debian GNU/Linux                   |    perhaps less in what we are free to
branden@debian.org                 |    do than in what we are free not to
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