Re: Social Committee proposal
On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 05:55:03PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > We can determine social policy by discussion and, if necessary, by
> > voting. I'd rather see consensus, and, more specifically, see the
> > soc-ctte spell out the social norms and if the developer body
> > disagrees with it, and can't convince the soc-ctte via discussion,
> > they can force a change via a GR.
> Voting implies the tyranny of the majority; and I would expect
> the social and cultural norms to be heavily biased towards white,
> male, occidental euro-american social and cultural modes; since such
> is the composition of the voting population.
> I am not sure I want to be governed by such a social /cultural
Why do you think the establishment of a "social committee" would have any
bearing at all on whether you're subject to a tyranny of the majority where
cultural norms are concerned?
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