Re: [AMENDMENT BR1] GR: Disambiguation of Section 4.1.5 of the constitution
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Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I, too, would like to re-propose the General Resolution I proposed three
> years ago. (This is substantively the same, with only minor wording
> 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.
> - 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.
> + 5. Issue, withdraw, and supsersede 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.
> Rationale: The clause being modified has been seen to be quite
> ambiguous. Since the original wording appeared to be amenable to two
> wildly different interpretations, this change adds clarifying the
> language in the constitution about _changing_ non technical
> I am seeking seconds for this amendment. In the interests of full
> disclosure I should point out that I do not expect the proposer of the
> resolution I am amending to accept this amendment. This amended version
> of the resolution does not create a class of nontechnical policy
> document or statement called a "foundational document".
> (If any readers have questions about the amendment process, I urge them
> to re-read section A.1. of the Debian Constitution.)
>  http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution
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