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Re: Constitutional, Parliamentary Issues (was Re: CFV: Non-freearchive removal)

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 01:49:01AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
>         Well, since I have recieved only positive responses, how about
>  this draft rewording of section 4.1.5 of the constitution.


> +    5. Issue and modify nontechnical policy documents and statements.
> +       These include documents describing the goals of the project, its
> +       relationship with other free software entities, and nontechnical
> +       policies such as the free software licence terms that Debian
> +       software must meet. A special clause applies to the documents
> +       known as the Debian GNU/Linux Social Contract and the 
> +       Debian Free Software Guidelines: the developers may modify
> +       these foundation documents provided they agree with a 3:1 majority.
> +       They may also include position statements about issues of the day.

Perhaps this concept could be generalised to mention 'Foundational
Documents' or similar? The extra generality may just be a waste of
legalese, but these could include the social contract, the DFSG and
the constitution, and a new document could be voted into this class at
the same majority.


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