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

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 01:11:21PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:38:47PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > While we're on the subject of interpretations, the first clause ("The
> > Debian project resolves that it will not compromise on freedom")
> > constitutes a position statement about an issue of the day, under
> > 4.1.5. Anybody who tries to give it a stronger meaning is invited to
> > stop being a dick.
> That meaning is plenty strong as it is.
> "Position of the day statements can overrule foundation documents if
> they achieve a 3:1 majority" seems to be a valid interpetation of the
> constitution.

Note the difference between "overruling" and "reaffirming".

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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