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Re: Proposed ballot for the constitutional amendment

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:25:12 +0100, Jochen Voss <voss@seehuhn.de> said: 

> Hi,
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:04:16AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Discussion" choice is unranked, then it is equal to all other
>> unranked choices, if any -- no special consideration is given to
>> the "Further Discussion" choice by the voting software).
> If the software implements the quota and supermajority checking the
> last half sentence becomes false.  Maybe everything after the "if
> any" should be omitted?

>> your ballot; the voting mechanism shall not be able to decrypt your
>> message.
> I'm no native speaker of english, but that "shall" seems strange to
> me.  Maybe a "will" would be more appropriate?

	No. I was taught English which may well be considered archaic
 in todays post-modernistic world;  however, the usage falls under the
 the colored future system (described in

	In an expression of the speaker's (not necessarily the
 subject's) wish, intention, menace, assurance, consent, refusal,
 promise, offer, permission, command, &c. -- in such sentences the
 first person has will/would, the second and third persons

>> Proposal B: Clarifies status of non-technical documents.  Does *not
>> * create a class of Foundation Documents.
> The layout is broken here.

	Hmm. That is not reflected in the on disk ballot.txt file -- I
 guess something went wrong in the email version. I'll look into this.


The mistake you make is in trying to figure it out. Tennessee Williams
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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