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Re: Proposal - Deferment of Changes from GR 2004-003

On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 08:41:35PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:


> The Debian Project,
> affirming its committment to principles of freeness for all works it
> distributes,
> but recognizing that changing the Social Contract today would have grave
> consequences for the upcoming stable release, a fact which does not
> serve our goals or the interests of our users,
> hereby resolves:
> 1. that the amendments to the Social Contract contained within the
>    General Resolution "Editorial Amendments To The Social Contract"
>    (2004 vote 003) be immediately rescinded;
> 2. that these amendments, which have already been ratified by the Debian
>    Project, will be reinstated effective as of September 1, 2004 without
>    further cause for deliberation.

Just one comment...

This GR actually changes the SC, and thus is done according to the
constitution § 4.1.5 and requires 3:1 majority to pass...

This may be bad, since we've just changed the SC, and we actually don't
want to change it back. (It may be bad publicity too)

Can't we have a GR that simply overrules aj's decision about his personal
interpretation of the SC (according to the constitution § 4.1.3) and simply
reaffirms that the changes done to the social contract are only editorial, 
and are done to clarify its meaning?

Actually none of us have any problems with the new SC, it's only aj's
decision to anticipate dealing with this issues before sarge, instead of
after it, that we don't like...



PS Sorry Steve if I've previously sent this privately... 
Wrong key pressed...

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