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Re: Updated proposed ballot for the constitutional amendment (clarification of section 4.1.5)

On 2003-10-13, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 04:03:15AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> ______________________________________________________________________
>> Proposal C: Clarifies status of non-technical documents.  Creates
>> Foundation Documents class which requires 3:1 majority to change and
>> includes _only_ the Social Contract, and *not* the DFSG.
> Int this case, what is the reason behind this. Is it because of the
> opinion that the DFSG is part of the Social Contract, or because it is
> felt that the DFSG is not a founding document, and that we may want to
> more easily change it.
> Maybe this would be made clear now, so, in case this is choosen, we
> don't have ambiguities later on.

Branden argued that the DFSG is an implementation of the ideas
expressed in the Social Contract, and that it's a more technical
document that should not need a supermajority to change.

Should the rationales be a little longer and include arguments like


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