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Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 04:36:59PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> The other option you're proposing here, to prevent them from doing what they
> want to unless they have a 3:1 majority, reduces to "coerce the majority to
> do what you say they should do, even though they don't think you're right".

This argument is just as true for any other time a 3:1 majority would be
used, such as when actually changing the document.  Is your position
that changing foundation documents should only require 1:1 as well?

IMO it is very reasonable to use the same requirements for changing a
document permanently of temporarily.  How about using a temporary
override for the rule that changing the constitution needs a 3:1
majority?  I think everybody will agree that allowing that would be
madness.  If we do indeed want to change our constitution with simple
majority, we should change it to say that (with 3:1 majority, of

Note that this doesn't have much to do with the gr_lenny anymore.  I'm
only talking about cases where it's actually clear that a GR option is
violating a foundation document, but isn't changing it.


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