On 12/11/09 9:32 AM, "Behdad Esfahbod" <beh...@behdad.org> wrote: > > Quick procedural note: If you really want to pursue this, according to the > bylaws you need support of 5% of the membership IIRC to put something to vote. > I'm not sure the vote would be binding though.
Is there anything in the bylaws as to how this support might be collected and demonstrated? If not, I doubt _anything_ will ever get put to a vote... In any event, it's entirely unclear to me what the actual meaning of such a vote might be, beyond "Stop trying to dictate what people can and can't post on Planet GNOME. Please." Perhaps it would be enough to simply say that. > I thought I point that out since that's your rights as members of the > foundation. That said, I agree with Dave. I don't disagree with any particular thing that Dave said, but as I've pointed out, I'm not the one who brought up this demand for prior restraint on the Planet. I find Planet GNOME to be just fine the way it is, and I suspect most readers who have mastered a degree of critical thinking and some facility in the use of a scroll bar probably feel similarly. I don't think anyone--with the possible exception of Mr. Stallman--subscribes to the notion that the GNOME Foundation approves of, endorses, or supports every posting syndicated to Planet GNOME. Nor have I noticed conspicuous calls on Planet for this sort of "rule" to address a looming threat posed by the inappropriately unfree. I certainly encourage the FSF to set up their very own planet, run it as they see fit, and exclude whomever and whatever they please: they can feel entirely at liberty to start with me. There seems, as well, to be a nice starting list of "traitors" and "enemies" available already, including the originator of Planet GNOME... _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list