Re: xth wrap-up about statement on diversity, statement may be issued without general resolution
Ian Jackson <email@example.com> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>