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General Resolution

A General Resolution (GR) is a vote my the members of the project (currently DebianDevelopers) in order to decide something for the project. The details of what can be done, and how the vote are organised are set out in the ?Constitution.

Recent GRs have included whether the ?GFDL is ?DFSG enough for Debian to distribute, and the policy about non-free firmware in the Linux kernel.

A General Resolution is the way that a new ?DPL is elected, and the method by which they may be removed if the Developers desire.

A GR may amend the ?Constitution, but doing so requires a majority of 2:1.