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Re: Results of the Lenny release GR


I'm not a DD but I have been watching the lists and I think you are
flogging a dead horse, one that has been buried in fact.  Choose your
battles and you'll have more good will when you make constructive
proposal and actions post-lenny.

As for trying to bully people about consitution and the social contract
et al, I think you need to remember that the Debian Project is a
concept not an incorporated (or otherwise formally recognized by any
government as an organization) body.  The 'consitution' and 'social
contract' exist only insofar as the developers agree they do, either by
action or inaction.

If you want to argue constutional matters in debian you have to make
sure you're not just making noise but are in fact supported other
developers.  If most developers think that Bdale's interpretation makes
sense then that is what sticks, regardless of what you think the
'rules' say.

This isn't like 'real' world government where you take the government
to court and force it to do something it doesn't want to do because of
the constitution.  The bodies that determine what the constitution
means (DPL, CTTE(?), etc) are the people you trying to beat over the
head with it.  

I'm not convinced you could even get seconds on a GR regarding this and
even if you could all you would do is make the majority of the project
(at best) irritated with you.

I repeat, pick your battles (actually preferably find a cooperative
way of achieving the same goal, say a month after lenny releases).

This horse is dead; quit flogging it.

And that's my crabbing done for the day.  Got it out of the way early, 
now I have the rest of the afternoon to sniff fragrant tea-roses or 
strangle cute bunnies or something.   -- Michael Devore
GnuPG Key Fingerprint 86 F5 81 A5 D4 2E 1F 1C      http://gnupg.org

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