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Re: xth wrap-up about statement on diversity, statement may be issued without general resolution

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 05:52:37PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Hi!

> >There seems to be only two ways out of this: (1) have a GR, or (2) turn
> >a blind eye on the Constitution recommended procedure, accepting we made
> >a mistake (of which I'm ready to take the blame), and move on. While I
> >still see the advantage of not doing a GR, I don't think they warrant
> >doing (2) as that will set a pretty bad precedent.

> Well, in theory you could also send a mail to d-d-a, announcing your
> intention to publish the statement, and wait if someone proposes a
> GR to override you.

> But I agree, that 1 should be preferred over that, just mention it
> for completeness ;)

As a strict constitutionalist, I would feel compelled to propose a GR on
principle, even though I also support having such a diversity statement.

So I would much prefer that Stefano simply start a GR in favor of the
diversity statement instead.  He does have a leg up in that as DPL, he
can propose the GR without waiting for seconds. :)

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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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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