On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 10:47:04PM -0400, Duncan Findlay wrote: > I wish to propose the following amendment: > > That point 2. above be changed to read: > > 2. that these amendments, which have already been ratified by the > Debian Project, will be reinstated immediately after the release of > the next stable version of Debian (codenamed sarge), without > further cause for deliberation. > > Rationale: > > > A fixed four month period should (based on current projections) give us > > ample time to release sarge, while not allowing so much time that > > maintainers are left to think that resolving the status of non-program > > components of Debian vis ? vis the DFSG is not an imminent concern. > > While a four month period should be enough time to release sarge, > without this amendment, we leave open the possibility that we do not > release in time and must repeat this process again. I think it's best > to declare explicitly how long this exception should remain in effect > rather than assume that we have picked a big enough window. Although > on the downside, it relieves some pressure to release sarge soon, but > it also prevents us from rushing to release by September 1 which may > result in an inferior product. > > I really hope that this amendment is not needed (i.e. we release by > September 1 anyways), but I think we should allow for the worst, just > in case. > > Steve (and all those who seconded the original resolution), I hope you > accept this amendment. Failing that, I would like to seek sponsors for > this amendment to the proposal. I second this proposal, as amended.
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