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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 02:45:52AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 01:10:51PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > If it does, and is reasked, what's to stop a group of 6 people[1] from
> > proposing an "amendment" that guts the original proposal down to nothing
> > but uncontroversial cosmetic alterations?
> Nothing.
> At that point you have an amendment, which (presuming 6 is sufficient
> at that time) will be included on the ballot.

Well, Manoj says "not necessarily".  He says the Project Secretary may
use the authority of the office to exclude an option including the
amendment from the ballot.

> If a sufficient majority (many more than 6) votes for that amendment,
> it wins.  Otherwise, it doesn't win.
> How is an amendment appearing on the ballot equivalent to a veto?

Please see the original message titled "GRs, irrelevant amendments, and
insincere voting".

G. Branden Robinson                |    Imagination was given man to
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    compensate for what he is not, and
branden@debian.org                 |    a sense of humor to console him for
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    what he is.

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