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Re: GFDL position statement ballot invalid

On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 14:59 +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> Bah, the clause 3 is trying to change the perceived meaning of the DFSG, as
> such it is a change of the DFSG in spirit even if it would be doubtful that
> it would mean a modification of the text of the DFSG.
> As such, it is logical that it needs a 3:1 super-majority.

Nevertheless, no foundation document is actually being changed.
Therefore either this is a new foundation document, which requires a
change to the constitution, or it does not require a supermajority.
Legal texts cannot refer to vague waffle about the spirit of things;
they need to be clear.

If choice 3 gets a majority but not by 3:1, whose view of the legalities
will prevail?

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