In defence of my proposed constitutional amendment
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 16:55:41 -0500, Chad Walstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 03:57:33PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> I hereby propose that we amend the constitution to add to the list
>> of foundation documents the document attached in this proposal,
>> titled "Transition Guide"
> I'm also not comfortable with adding verbose documentation for
> solutions that can be succinctly implemented.
My intent was not just to find a way for us to allow to
release Sarge, it was to create a guideline to help ease us through
major changes in something like the Social contract, or the
constitution. The fact that a generic transition guide may help us
also release Sarge soon is a nice side effect.
It has been said that transitioning ought to be handled in the
original proposal itself, and yes, that is a good idea. But foresight
is weak, compared to hind sight, and there may be unforeseen
consequences of a proposed change that were not evident while
drafting the proposal.
Nothing is perfect. I would much rather we also had a process
defined to pick up the pieces if the before-the-fact transition plan
blew up in our face; this is way better than relying on perfect
foresight in transition plans.
The other issue addressed in the proposal is one of choosing
between two different requirements of the social contract; and how to
balance these different requirements when some of these requirements
Please help me expand the proposed new foundation document to
provide guidelines for transition plans, and to make it generic
enough to be generally useful in the future.
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother,
because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. Voltaire
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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