Re: Draft vote on constitutional issues
On Sat, May 02, 2009 at 12:32:26AM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>> Option 1 - No Supermajority
>> We do not believe that we should require anything more than a simple
>> majority for any changes to the constitution or foundation documents.
>> - replace Constitution 4.1 point 2 with "Amend this constitution"
>> - in Constitution 4.1 point 5, point 3, remove "A Foundation Document
>> requires a 3:1 majority for its supersession. "
>> This option amends the constitution and hence requires a 3:1 majority.
> I would be very surprised if this option would get enough seconds if you
> would propose it.
Hmm, I wouldn't second this in its present form because I don't see any
reason to change the supermajority requirement for amending the constitution
- I don't think anyone has ever disputed the meaning of this requirement,
and it's been there since well before the Foundation Documents supermajority
requirement was instituted. But I would strongly consider seconding (as one
option among many) a proposal to remove the 3:1 supermajority requirement
for amending Foundation Documents, because I think the most recent fiasco
has given cause to reevaluate the reasons we required a supermajority in the
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