[Foundation] Re: Meta-discussion

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Jun 30 22:37:18 CDT 2003

>>>>> "IS" == Iain shigeoka <iain at shigeoka.com> writes:

    PS> Naturally, open discussion may result in alternative proposals
    PS> or different solutions to the perceived problem that is
    PS> outlined in the proposal.

    Me> My parliajabbery knowledge not being what they could be, I
    Me> have to ask: what would be the process for this? Will the
    Me> current proposal go to a vote as it stands, no matter what, or
    Me> are there chances to amend it before it goes up for a vote?

    IS> I think that any reasonable changes can be incorporated. What
    IS> did you have in mind?

None in particular or in general. Peter was suggesting that discussion
might come up with other solutions, and I wanted to know how and if
those other solutions would affect the current proposal.

For example, if someone comes up with a solution that satisfies all
parties -- my pet idea is to change "Jabber" to "Jäbbër", which looks
a lot the same but will play better to the heavy metal crowd -- would
it be codified in a new proposal, to be voted on afterwards?
Side-by-side? Can the current proposal be retracted and a new one put
forward? Or would it be possible to amend the current proposal?

In other words, once something goes up for a vote, must it be voted on
as-is? Or do we have some wiggle room?


Evan Prodromou
evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us

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