On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 09:23:54AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote: > Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > If you don't think it should have any effect on the release of sarge, > > then you should make that case to the technical committee. > And the technical committee said that a GR should settle it, The technical committee haven't come to any formal conclusion. Members of the technical committee have made various suggestions about what's possible, not all of which include a GR. > When a new criminal law is being considered by a legislature, one of > the people most important to hear from is the attorney general, who > can give advice on the scope of the language under consideration and > describe its practical effects in terms of enforcement. The closest match Debian has to that would probably be the project secretary, who "Adjudicates any disputes about interpretation of the constitution". > > With great power comes great responsibility: GRs give you the power to > > shape the project as you will, so you need to exercise that power with > > the appropriate restraint. Relying on authority figures rather than > > developing your own judgement is not the way to do that effectively. > The fear is that we have an authority figure who will figure out a way > to ignore a GR that we pass. *shrug* Actions speak louder than words. There doesn't seem much fear going on here, but rather a lot of maneuovering to make sure that any problems that occur later can be laid at my feet. Fuck that for a joke. Work out what you want to have happen yourself. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <email@example.com> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> Don't assume I speak for anyone but myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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