LK2008: The values of the Linux community
Posted Oct 12, 2008 16:00 UTC (Sun) by nlucas
Parent article: LK2008: The values of the Linux community
The proposed EU constitution, instead, is about 20 times the length, before taking into account other documents which are referenced. That document would appear to be somewhat bloated; the goals would be better served by a more concise formulation.
Except that the only people in Europe that call it a "constitution" are the the same ones against it (to make the document scarier for the common people).
It's not a constitution, is a treaty made by constitutional experts from dozens of individual countries made in a way that would minimize any change to the countries individual constitutions.
It tries to consolidate all the major ideas from every one of this individual constitutions into a single paper and that also means stripping some ideas that are not general (including some values that although accepted by the majority can not be signed without major changes in the constitution of some countries).
Any way, I'm no international law expert, so call it whatever you want...
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