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Re: Position statements short of a GR - DPL statements

Charles Plessy writes ("Re: Position statements short of a GR - DPL statements"):
> I think this goes in the right direction, but wouldn't it contradict
> our constitution, which only gives to the Developers via a GR the
> possibility to "Issue, supersede and withdraw nontechnical policy
> documents and statements" that "may also include position statements
> about issues of the day" ?

The TC is also empowered to make such statements.

Note that individual developers are also not formally empowered by the
constitutionto make nontechnical position statements about issues of
the day.  Does that mean that we should all stop posting to -devel and
-project ? :-)

When I drafted that the reason I put the thing about position
statements for GRs and TC resolutions is because otherwise it wouldn't
have been clear whether a GR or TC resolution was allowed to explain
anything or give recommendations or what have you - since a GR or TC
resolution is obviously something which has to be done according to
the rules written in the constitution.

It hadn't occurred to me that anyone would suggest that an individual
person (whether a person who holds a leadership role or not) would not
be entitled to express their opinion.

If we are going to change the constitution we should add the
"statements of opinion" power to everyone.


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