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Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 16 2008, Matthew Woodcraft wrote:
>> Russ Allbery  <rra@debian.org> wrote:
>>> If there were something in the constitution detailing decision-making
>>> process around foundation documents and their interpretation, it would
>>> have made this whole conflict easier to resolve.  But so far as I can
>>> tell, there isn't, apart from application to voting specifically.
>> There isn't anything in the constitution about the application of
>> foundation documents to voting either, other than the rule about
>> superseding them.
>> If the proposer of vote/2003/vote_0003 had intended it to give the
>> Secretary power to impose supermajority requirements on the grounds
>> that an option conflicts with a foundation document, one would have
>> expected him to have said so explicitly.
>         So, in your opinion, which decision making entity is empowered
>  by the constitution to make decisions about super majority
>  requirements? What are the constraints on their ability to decide on
>  this? What should they be looking at, apart from the constitution, to
>  decide whether a super majority rule should apply?

I would think the explicit overriding or removal of parts of foundation
documents aka changing them as I read it in the constitution (but
apparently my interpretation differs from yours).



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