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Re: RFD: amendment of Debian Social Contract

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 01:30:24 -0500, Buddha Buck <bmbuck@14850.com> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 19:47:23 -0500, Branden Robinson
>> <branden@debian.org> said:
>>> What happens?  Our voting system does not give us the ability to
>>> reach the common-sense conclusion that 3 out of every 4 voters
>>> wanted to remove clause 5 from the Social Contract.  Instead,

>> Which, in a 3:1 majority, is barely enough.

> The language in the Constitution is "strictly greater", so it is
> barely not enough.

	Ah, bah. I missed that. Quorum requirements are "at least that
 number", but majority requirements are "strictly greater".  Need to
 go update devotee.

> For the sake of argument, let's say 3.000 > 3 instead of 3.000 == 3.

	Well, adding a single vote 1112 would work as well to
 illustrate my point..

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man
really clever who has not found that he is stupid. Gilbert
K. Chesterson
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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