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

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> Russ Allbery writes:

>> Personally, I think there would be a lot of merit in holding a GR on
>> that as well.  Legal issues are always highly contentious, and it's
>> easier to tell people to follow that position with their Debian work
>> when it's been voted on as a GR.

> I disagree on this one, at least in its current form.  The Software
> Patents document is a mixture of position statement (for outsiders to
> see what our view is) and internal process advice (for insiders and
> allies to know what to do).

> I don't think the latter should be the subject of a GR.  Otherwise the
> logical conclusion is that we may end up voting on the developers'
> reference.  And because I don't think it makes sense to vote on
> whether we agree with legal advice.

Hm, yes, those are both really good points.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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