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Re: The Sourceless software in the kernel source GR

On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:02:08AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 08:40:08 +0200, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> said: 
> > On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:27:12PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> Proponents of various various amendments to the GR should feel free
> >> to send me a couple of paragraphs in HTML markup to
> >> introduce/explain the resolutions they are proposing. Feel free to
> >> include external links to more extensice body of supporting
> >> material in the paragraphs you send me, but please keep theese
> >> paragraphs short and to the point.
> >> 
> >> I certainly don't want to include hundreds of lines of additional
> >> material directly on the vote page.  Please indicate if the content
> >> is preambulatory or postambulatory.
> >> 
> >> manoj
> > hi Manoj, ...
> > I wonder where Frederik's proposal fits in this ?
>         Since it has been decreed that the secretary has no discretion
>  in putting up properly proposed and seconded text, this request is
>  now moot.
>         We do have an issue now with people seconding extraneous text,
>  including signatures and extra material in the email; since if people
>  want a secretary with no powers to decide what is and is not
>  resolution text, then if person A seconds a proposal with
>  accompanying matter (someone just seconded Don Armstrongs proposal,
>  and did not elide the vote.d.o fragment); and person B carefully
>  edits and seconds a subset of the original email, then they are not
>  seconding the same sequence of bytes.
>         Previously, I would have exercised judgement -- but I have
>  been informed  a Debian delegate that that was gross and egregious
>  abuse of my power as a secretary.
>         At this point, I am unsure what to do --- technically, since
>  the proposals seconded are unlikely to be identical, byte for byte,
>  unless people get less sloppy about the process, a secretary without
>  a brain can't count the seconds as belonging to the same proposal.

Ah, well. Let me propose a new GR then ...


Sven Luther

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