Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR
On Fri, Dec 19 2008, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 09:50:42PM +0000, Matthew Johnson wrote:
>> Then the 3:1 requirement is nonsense and the SC and DFSG effectively
>> optional. I don't believe that was the intention when they were drafted.
> They were drafted before the constitution was and their binding power does
> *not* flow *from* the constitution.
Sorry, no. I do not find that logically follows. Before we
accepted the constitution, the allocation of powers was all ad-hoc. We
even had project leaders and "delegates" before the constitution too.
When the constitution was adopted, the ad-hoc power structure
was swept away, and the new power structure detailed in the
constitution came into effect. Saying that we had DPL's and ftp-masters
before so theya re above the constitution does not hold. Heck, we had
developers before, so those of us who were inducted in before we had a
constitution are somehow not bound by it, unless we voted in favour? I
do not see the logic here.
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would have made them cute and furry. -- Dave Barry
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