"Carlos O'Donell" <carlos(a)systemhalted.org> skribis:
> Do we want to tolerate or even invite the dissent of those who
> with the Social Contract? (Can we afford to?)
We can and we should. You can be on the assembly mailing list and
discuss exactly this point.
However, radical deviation from consensus is going to be hard because
you have to convince existing members to vote to change the Social
Here I agree with Mark Galassi, who wrote¹:
I think we should *all* question the social contract and revise it as
needed! We don't give up on critical thinking. We just behave reasonably when we
bring up our thoughts.
But we should all endorse the social contract as we try to improve the parts that might
The Social Contract gives the general framework of our cooperation as a
group. Perhaps we’ll make it change over time, but there needs to be
spelled out common ground. Without this, we may lack the conditions for
consensus², which in turn would prevent progress altogether.
So at this point, I lean towards including on the mailing list only SC
endorsers. After all, if someone does not even agree on the basic
premises listed in the SC, we’re probably going to have a hard time