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Re: The Sourceless software in the kernel source GR

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 07:44:20PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > No one has asked that the vote.d.o pages include "background
> > material".  I have asked that the text of resolutions not be
> > misleadingly edited

>         Miisleadingly edited? Wittingly or unwittingly? Are you
>  claiming that the intent was to mislead?

Since I have no way of knowing what your intent is, I assume as always that
you are acting in good faith.  Nevertheless, based on statements from the
proposer of one of these resolutions (Don), I believe it is your intent to
represent the text of this resolution to be something other than what the
proposer has intended to propose, thus misleading the electorate as to what
they have been asked to vote on as a result of what I think is an error of

I don't object to you exercising judgement in subsetting the signed text in
an effort to discern the boundaries of a resolution's text, even though I
find your preference for excluding preambulatory text outlandish and at odds
with the practices of every legislative body with which I am familiar.  But
if you are going to subset the signed text, I *do* object to your apparent
unwillingness to receive clarification from proposers who tell you that
you've sliced at the wrong place.

Your new guidelines address my concerns by removing the ambiguity, so I'm ok
with that as solution.  Guess I need to become minimally fluent in wml now,

> > to exclude preambulatory material which has been properly proposed
> > and seconded as part of that resolution.

>         Either it is preambulatory material, or it is part of the
>  resolution -- their lies the crux of the  disagreement.

Yes, I wholeheartedly disagree with the preceding statement. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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