I Second this On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 01:05:55AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > ====================================================================== > 4. The Developers by way of General Resolution or election > > 4.1. Powers > > Together, the Developers may: > 1. Appoint or recall the Project Leader. > 2. Amend this constitution, provided they agree with a 3:1 majority. > 3. Override any decision by the Project Leader or a Delegate. > 4. Override any decision by the Technical Committee, provided they > agree with a 2:1 majority. > - 5. Issue nontechnical policy documents and statements. > + 5. Issue, modify, and withdraw 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. > They may also include position statements about issues of the day. > 6. Together with the Project Leader and SPI, make decisions about > property held in trust for purposes related to Debian. (See > s.9.1.) > ====================================================================== > Rationale: The clause being modified has been seen recently to be quite > ambiguous. Since the original wording appeared to be amenable to two > wildly different interpretations, this change adds clarifying language to > the constitution about _changing_ or withdrawing nontechnical documents. > Furthermore, this amended proposal does not include any orthogonal issues > such as whether there exist any specific nontechnical documents that > should require unusual amendment procedures. I think such issues should > be decided on separately, since it is quite possible that reasonable > developers can feel that the above is a reasonable clarification of the > Constitution with such belief necessitating a particular position on the > issues of special nontechnical documents, their identity, or their > amendability. > ====================================================================== Peter 'darkewolf' Crystal -- email : email@example.com || firstname.lastname@example.org || email@example.com url : http://cyberpunks.org/darke/homepage.phtml url : http://netverse.sourceforge.net/ gpg key : http://cyberpunks.org/keys/darke_gpg.asc "Abair ach beagan agus abair gu math e."
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