Re: Constitutional Amendment GR: Handling assets for the project
On 24/07/2006, at 8:41 AM, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
A GR should wait - within reasonable time - until developers can
have the information they need for a informed decision.
The constitution specifies the time that the GR needs to be in
discussion, and the period determined is a minimum of two weeks.
Changing something important like this without some statement from
the people directly involved in this would otherwise look so rushed
that at least my caution would default me to oppose any change.
The SPI board is not directly involved in anything Debian does
to allow other organizations (like the UK debian society) to accept
funds for Debian.
At this point, I think you really need to get yourself better
informed on the issue before you consider voting one way or the
I think we really should learn to use more than just written rules to
guide our actions. Just because "the rules" say that we *can* do
things in a particular way does not mean to say that we would not be
better off doing them slightly differently.
And when an organisation such as SPI is involved, with which Debian
is supposed to be on friendly terms, the friendly thing to do would
be to avoid giving them too many things to think about at once. To do
otherwise could (and perhaps should) be interpreted as an attempt to
convey a particular message, which would be unfortunate.