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=Introduction=
 
=Introduction=
''this would be the page for amendments to the Pirate Manifesto's Second Draft''
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This is the page for the proposition of amendments to [[Pirate Manifesto First Draft|Pirate Manifesto's First Draft]]; amendments' proposition is the main activity during Pirate Manifesto's Stage Two.
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Remember that the deadline for the proposition of amendments is 1st of November of 2008 at 23:59 UTC. Any amendment proposed after this deadline will be removed from this page and not included in the voting.
 
=Contact=
 
=Contact=
''here would be found an eMail address to allow people to solve any doubts regarding the amendment process''
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People having questions about Stage Two and the proposition of amendments may send their mails to the responsible of Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central, '''presidente[dot]jdn[at]partidopirata[dot]es'''.
 
=Explanation about how to amend the First Draft=
 
=Explanation about how to amend the First Draft=
 
==Amendments' structure==
 
==Amendments' structure==
''here would be explained the structure of an amendment''
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Each amendment will have, in this page, the following sections:
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* '''''Rank'''''. In chronological order: First, Second, Third, etc ...
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* '''''Affected paragraphs/sections'''''. This will allow the merging of the amendment with other amendments affecting the same paragraphs/sections. Only is allowed the modification of one paragraph per amendment, unless there are other related paragraphs that require to be modified if the first one is modified.
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** The reason to allow the modification of only one paragraph per amendment is to allow a fine-grained amendment process. If amendments were meant to be made to whole sections or even to the entire Draft, people would may like some parts of an amendment while disliking others, and however being forced to approve or reject the entire amendment; allowing fine-grained amendments, voters can truly approve those parts they like while rejecting the rest.
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** Paragraph to be modified has to be specified. e.g., Preamble, paragraph 3; About restrictions of Ideas and Information, About Trademarks, paragraph 1; etc.
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* '''''Amendment Contents'''''. It will include a link to another wiki page where will be detailed, first, a list of arguments supporting the amendment, and next, the new text proposed for the parts to be modified -there is no need to write the whole section where the text to be modified is, writing the paragraph or paragraphs to be modified will be enough, omitting the rest-. Contents of the amendment can only be modified by:
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** Its author.
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** The responsible of the Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central -and he will only be allowed to add informative notes-.
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* '''''Discussion on the Amendment'''''. A direct link to the discussion page corresponding to that amendment, to be able to check the comments made. In this section all wiki members will be allowed to participate with their comments, no matter whether they are members of any pirate party or not.
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* '''''Merged amendment?'''''. Attention: This section has to be filled only by the responsible of the. Allows to know whether the amendment will be proposed as is, or if it will be merged with others that modify the same parts of First Draft, becoming an amendment with multiple options instead of only one.
 
==Rules for proposing amendments==
 
==Rules for proposing amendments==
''here would be explained the rules to be followed in order to propose an amendment''
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* A same author can propose several amendments for a same paragraph, as long as those amendments present grammar and/or conceptual differences; otherwise, it will be always up to that author to modify his/her amendment.
==Examples==
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* Because of the forementioned, when two or more amendments affect the same paragraphs and/or sections, being from different authors, there must exist grammar and/or conceptual differences.
''here would be set a pair of test amendments to be used as examples of the contents of an amendment''
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** Otherwise, the oldest one will have the preference, noticing the responsible of the Amendments Central to the author of the most recent one/ones the need to introduce grammar and/or conceptual changes in order to avoid their amendments to become annulled.
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* To avoid collisions between two or more amendments simultaneously presented, and as this wiki is designed to avoid those collisions while editing a concrete page -due to following a chronological order, first to propose an amendment will get the chosen rank and others will have to use the next one-, procedure will run as follows:
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** In the present page the author of the amendment will add a new subsection for the new amendment in the amendments list, following the current order
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** '''Once introduced the new amendment and filled the amendment sections''' -thus securing the rank-, the author will proceed with the writing of the contents of the amendment (existing amendments can be used as sample)
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==Rules for voting amendments==
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According to what was agreed during First Draft's 3rd session:
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* each pirate party considered as an eligible voter will have one vote
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* to become an eligible voter, any pirate party had to become involved in the Pirate Manifesto's Stage One; to become involved, at least that party had to fill a briefing with its ideological categories and a summary of its stances in [[Pirate Manifesto parties at a glance|the corresponding page]]
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** thus, all pirate parties listed in [[Pirate Manifesto#Who|this page]], minus Russian Piraten Partai, are eligible voters: [http://www.piratpartiet.se/international/ Piratpartiet] (Sweden), [http://pirate-party.us/ Pirate Party] (United States), [http://www.piratpartiet.dk/forum/14 Piratpartiet] (Denmark), [http://www.piratenpartei.de/navigation/partei/piratenparteien-weltweit Piraten Partei] (Germany), [http://www.ppoe.or.at/international Piraten Partei] (Austria), [http://www.piratenpartij.nl/ Piraten Partij] (Netherlands), [http://www.partipirate.org/blog/index.php Parti Pirate] (France), [http://www.partiapiratow.org.pl/index.php/Main_Page Partia Piratów] (Poland), [http://www.partidopirata.es/wiki/Portada Partido Pirata] (Spain), [http://piraattipuolue.fi/int Piraattipuolue] (Finland) and [http://www.ppau.info/ Pirate Party] (Australia).
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** only eligible voters will be allowed to vote the proposed amendments
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* will be up to each pirate party how to decide its vote for each amendment -to define an internal procedure to allow their members to discuss and decide about each amendment-.
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* supermajorities & quorums:
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** quorum: for each amendment to become approved, at least 80 % of eligible voters must cast their votes; being 11 eligible voters, at least 9 should cast their votes
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** supermajorities: for each amendment to become approved, at most two pirate parties should reject that amendment; having three or more pirate parties rejecting an amendment makes it become rejected
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** the combination of both requirements means that, being 11 eligible voters, at least 7 should support an amendment and at most 2 should reject it to make it become approved
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==Sample Amendment==
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===Affected paragraphs/sections===
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* ...
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===Amendment contents===
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* ...
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===Discussion on the amendment===
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* ...
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===Merged amendment?===
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* ...
 
=PROPOSED UP TO NOW AMENDMENTS=
 
=PROPOSED UP TO NOW AMENDMENTS=
 
==Amendments sorted by section==
 
==Amendments sorted by section==
 
* ''here would be linked another page to show amendments sorted by the sections of First Draft they amend''
 
* ''here would be linked another page to show amendments sorted by the sections of First Draft they amend''
 
==Amendment One==
 
==Amendment One==
===Sections affected===
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===Affected paragraphs/sections===
* ''here would be specified which sections of Manifesto's First Draft would be amended''
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* ...
 
===Amendment contents===
 
===Amendment contents===
* ''here would be a link to the amendment contents page, a page to be created in this wiki following the examples mentioned before''
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* ...
 
===Discussion on the amendment===
 
===Discussion on the amendment===
* ''here the discussion page for the amendment would be linked, to make it easier to be accessed''
 
===Merged amendment?===
 
* ''here would be indicated if this amendment has been merged with others, or if this amendment is the result from merging others''
 
==Amendment Two==
 
===Sections affected===
 
* ''here would be specified which sections of Manifesto's First Draft would be amended''
 
===Amendment contents===
 
* ''here would be a link to the amendment contents page, a page to be created in this wiki following the examples mentioned before''
 
===Discussion on the amendment===
 
* ''here the discussion page for the amendment would be linked, to make it easier to be accessed''
 
===Merged amendment?===
 
* ''here would be indicated if this amendment has been merged with others, or if this amendment is the result from merging others''
 
==Amendment ...==
 
 
* ...
 
* ...
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===Merged amendment?===
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Revision as of 13:33, 2 September 2008

Introduction

This is the page for the proposition of amendments to Pirate Manifesto's First Draft; amendments' proposition is the main activity during Pirate Manifesto's Stage Two.

Remember that the deadline for the proposition of amendments is 1st of November of 2008 at 23:59 UTC. Any amendment proposed after this deadline will be removed from this page and not included in the voting.

Contact

People having questions about Stage Two and the proposition of amendments may send their mails to the responsible of Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central, presidente[dot]jdn[at]partidopirata[dot]es.

Explanation about how to amend the First Draft

Amendments' structure

Each amendment will have, in this page, the following sections:

  • Rank. In chronological order: First, Second, Third, etc ...
  • Affected paragraphs/sections. This will allow the merging of the amendment with other amendments affecting the same paragraphs/sections. Only is allowed the modification of one paragraph per amendment, unless there are other related paragraphs that require to be modified if the first one is modified.
    • The reason to allow the modification of only one paragraph per amendment is to allow a fine-grained amendment process. If amendments were meant to be made to whole sections or even to the entire Draft, people would may like some parts of an amendment while disliking others, and however being forced to approve or reject the entire amendment; allowing fine-grained amendments, voters can truly approve those parts they like while rejecting the rest.
    • Paragraph to be modified has to be specified. e.g., Preamble, paragraph 3; About restrictions of Ideas and Information, About Trademarks, paragraph 1; etc.
  • Amendment Contents. It will include a link to another wiki page where will be detailed, first, a list of arguments supporting the amendment, and next, the new text proposed for the parts to be modified -there is no need to write the whole section where the text to be modified is, writing the paragraph or paragraphs to be modified will be enough, omitting the rest-. Contents of the amendment can only be modified by:
    • Its author.
    • The responsible of the Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central -and he will only be allowed to add informative notes-.
  • Discussion on the Amendment. A direct link to the discussion page corresponding to that amendment, to be able to check the comments made. In this section all wiki members will be allowed to participate with their comments, no matter whether they are members of any pirate party or not.
  • Merged amendment?. Attention: This section has to be filled only by the responsible of the. Allows to know whether the amendment will be proposed as is, or if it will be merged with others that modify the same parts of First Draft, becoming an amendment with multiple options instead of only one.

Rules for proposing amendments

  • A same author can propose several amendments for a same paragraph, as long as those amendments present grammar and/or conceptual differences; otherwise, it will be always up to that author to modify his/her amendment.
  • Because of the forementioned, when two or more amendments affect the same paragraphs and/or sections, being from different authors, there must exist grammar and/or conceptual differences.
    • Otherwise, the oldest one will have the preference, noticing the responsible of the Amendments Central to the author of the most recent one/ones the need to introduce grammar and/or conceptual changes in order to avoid their amendments to become annulled.
  • To avoid collisions between two or more amendments simultaneously presented, and as this wiki is designed to avoid those collisions while editing a concrete page -due to following a chronological order, first to propose an amendment will get the chosen rank and others will have to use the next one-, procedure will run as follows:
    • In the present page the author of the amendment will add a new subsection for the new amendment in the amendments list, following the current order
    • Once introduced the new amendment and filled the amendment sections -thus securing the rank-, the author will proceed with the writing of the contents of the amendment (existing amendments can be used as sample)

Rules for voting amendments

According to what was agreed during First Draft's 3rd session:

  • each pirate party considered as an eligible voter will have one vote
  • to become an eligible voter, any pirate party had to become involved in the Pirate Manifesto's Stage One; to become involved, at least that party had to fill a briefing with its ideological categories and a summary of its stances in the corresponding page
  • will be up to each pirate party how to decide its vote for each amendment -to define an internal procedure to allow their members to discuss and decide about each amendment-.
  • supermajorities & quorums:
    • quorum: for each amendment to become approved, at least 80 % of eligible voters must cast their votes; being 11 eligible voters, at least 9 should cast their votes
    • supermajorities: for each amendment to become approved, at most two pirate parties should reject that amendment; having three or more pirate parties rejecting an amendment makes it become rejected
    • the combination of both requirements means that, being 11 eligible voters, at least 7 should support an amendment and at most 2 should reject it to make it become approved

Sample Amendment

Affected paragraphs/sections

  • ...

Amendment contents

  • ...

Discussion on the amendment

  • ...

Merged amendment?

  • ...

PROPOSED UP TO NOW AMENDMENTS

Amendments sorted by section

  • here would be linked another page to show amendments sorted by the sections of First Draft they amend

Amendment One

Affected paragraphs/sections

  • ...

Amendment contents

  • ...

Discussion on the amendment

  • ...

Merged amendment?