Re: Purpose of the Constitution and the Foundation Documents
On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 03:45:59AM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> This leaves us with really four options:
> A. Explicitly de-entrench the Foundation Documents by repealing
> Constitution 4.1(5) 1..3 and establishing the Social Contract
> and DFSG as simple Position Statements according to 4.1(5).
> B. Explicitly state that the Foundation Documents are to be
> interpreted by each Developer (and everyone else) for themselves
> in the context of their own work, eg by inserting
> 2. including interpreting the Foundation Documents
> as necessary;
> in Constitution 3.1.
> C. Rewrite the foundation documents so that they are clearly
> comprehensible (rather than vague) and establish an independent
> legally-minded body to make these decisions.
> D. Establish (or empower) some kind of interpretation committee,
> which would have to be elected.
I agree with this summary of the available choices.
If put to a vote, my vote would certainly be B, A, FD, D, C.
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