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Re: CFV: Non-free archive removal

On 05-Jul-00, 16:54 (CDT), Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote: 
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> > the facts do support what i say. the debian constitution states what
> > documents may be created or modified by vote, yet fails to mention that
> > either the social contract or the DFSG may be so modified.
> > 
> > what this means is that you can't call for a vote to change either of
> > those two documents without first getting the constitution amended to
> > allow it.
> I don't follow your reasoning. In the first paragraph, you seem to be
> implying that the Social contract is not a document, since simply
> stating documents may be modified isn't good enough. Then in the second
> paragraph, you refer to it as a document.

I probably shouldn't get into this, but I don't see where Craig implied
that the SC wasn't a document; instead, he seems to be claiming that the
SC is not among the documents that may be modified by GR.


4. The Developers by way of General Resolution or election

4.1. Powers

Together, the Developers may:


    5.Issue nontechnical policy documents and statements.

      These include documents describing the goals of the project, its
      relationship with other free software entities, and nontechnical
      policies such as the free software licence terms that Debian
      software must meet.

This seems to cover both the SC ("its relationship with other free
software entities") and DFSG ("nontechnical policy...."), as far as I
can tell.


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