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Re: [AMENDMENT BR3] GR: Disambiguation of Section 4.1.5 of the constitution



I hereby second the ammendment known as BR3

Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:29:40PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava 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.
> > -       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, supersede 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.
> > +   5.1 A Foundation Document is a document or statement regarded as
> > +       critical to the Project's mission and purposes.
> > +   5.2 The Foundation Documents are the works entitled "Debian
> > +       Social Contract" and "Debian Free Software Guidelines".
> > +   5.3 A Foundation Document requires a 3:1 super-majority for its
> > +       supercession.  New Foundation Documents are issued and
> > +       existing ones withdrawn by amending the list of Foundation
> > +       Documents in this constitution.
> >      6. Together with the Project Leader and SPI, make decisions about
> >         property held in trust for purposes related to Debian. (See
> >         s.9.1.)
> 
> Thanks for preparing this latest version, Manoj.
> 
> I propose the following amendment:
> 
> -   5.2 The Foundation Documents are the works entitled "Debian
> -       Social Contract" and "Debian Free Software Guidelines".
> +   5.2 The Foundation Document is the work entitled "Debian
> +       Social Contract".

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