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From Robert Samuel Newson <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Project by-laws
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:13:06 GMT

It does seem justified though, it’s obviously to make it easy to refer unambiguously to
a particular item, that doesn’t mean to say we can’t render it better than this. I would
rather not have a document that states everything twice if we can avoid it.


On 28 Apr 2014, at 22:09, Joan Touzet <> wrote:

> I have form issues with these bylaws, primarily that they are intimidating
> in their layout and structure. Legal-style #.#.#.# can be especially hard
> to read and encodes a viewpoint that is grounded in the American legal
> system. The HTML formatting in this specific example is also difficult 
> to read
> That said, perhaps it is appropriate that our bylaws be this way at least
> in part. Would anyone object to a plain-language summary up top in addition
> to the legal #.#.#.# commentary?
> -Joan

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