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Re: Amendment to GR on GFDL, and the changes to the Social Contract

On 2/8/06, Nick Phillips <nwp@nz.lemon-computing.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 11:50:51AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > If the GR is adopted by Debian, there is no significant difference
> > between "contradicts the foundation documents" and "modifies
> > the foundation documents".
> First of all, you're assuming that it does contradict the foundation
> documents. It clearly asserts otherwise, and one might assume that
> developers voting for it would agree with that. If it won a majority,
> it would therefore seem to be the case that the majority of developers
> agreed with it. In which case those asserting that it needed
> supermajority wouldn't have a leg to stand on. So we'd be in a right
> mess.

That would be a moot point, not a contradiction.

> Second, you're completely wrong. Of course there is a difference
> between modifying the foundation documents and appearing to contradict
> them. One modifies them and the other, well, doesn't.

This can only be true where appearances are deceiving.


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