Re: Proposal - non-free software removal
>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <email@example.com> writes:
Raul> On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 03:21:29AM +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
>> I wonder what kind of majority is required to modify the Social Contract
>> or the DFSG. I'ld expect them to have at least the same protection as
>> the Constitution itself.
Raul> In fact, the social contract has never been ratified under the
Raul> constitution. Informally, one of the things that Ian expected us to do
Raul> with the constitution is ratify the social contract and existing policy.
Raul> Unfortunately, we've never gotten around to that, and the exact status
Raul> of the social contract with respect to the constitution is somewhat
Raul> Prior discussions on this very issue [getting rid of non-free] have been
Raul> so divisive that we wound up tabling the discussion in disgust.
No, we actually went to having a GR proposed, wich is still
alive, though currently on hold waiting for the voting GR.
Raul> Personally, I think before we take up a vote about changing the
Raul> social contract, we should take up a vote about what relation
Raul> the constitution has to the social contract. And, since that
Raul> vote would mix supermajority and non-supermajority issues,
Raul> before we tackle that we should fix the voting system so it is
Raul> unambiguous about these kinds of mixed votes.
Please see: http://www.debian.org/vote/2000/vote_0009
These GR's are merely on hold, and shall be brought back to the table
as soon as the voting mechanism has been fixed to deal with them.
Raul> And, it's my fault that we don't have an adequate draft for fixing the
Raul> voting system. I'll try to submit one today.
Thank you. As soon as your draft is in, I'll move to open the
3 week discussion period.
There are more ways of killing a cat than choking her with cream.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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