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Re: Constitutional Amendment GR: Handling assets for the project

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:21:56 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 

> On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 08:12:54PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> In order to bring the constitution in line with current needs and
>> practices of handling assets globally, and allowing the projet to
>> add and remove partner organizations from the set of organizations
>> currently authorized to hold assets for Debian, I would like to
>> propose the following amendment to the Debian constitution.  This
>> had been discussed at length last month, and suggestions and
>> discussion have died down. I would like to seek seconds for this
>> proposal at this time.

> I'd like to ask that we keep the discussion period for this open
> until the SPI elections are completed and the new board has an
> opportunity to comment. So if this proposal receives enough seconds
> to go to a vote, please consider this an extension of the discussion
> period of up to a week under 4.2.4 to ensure it doesn't end before
> Aug 7th (which is just under three weeks from now, and gives the new
> board a week after electing their officers to comment).

        While I have no interest in rushing this proposal to a vote,
 and would like for us to have ample time to consider all angles and
 options, I should also note that the SPI board has no say in
 Debian's technical or nontechnical decisions, including our
 foundation documents.

        So current and prospective members of SPI's board may voice
 their opinions on this mailing list (as may anyone else, for that
 matter, since list posting is wide open), I see no reason to wait
 until SPI's board has made an official statement (since that has no
 bearing, etc).

        Is there something I am missing about why a Debian GR should
 wait until the SPI board has time to deliberate on it and tell us the
 results of their reflections?

 perfectly happy not to have to work on a new vote till after labour day
"All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in rain.  Time to
Die." Roy Batty, in Blade Runner
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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