Re: What your ballot should look like if you're in favor of releasing sarge
On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:19:23 +0200, Josip Rodin <email@example.com> said:
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 02:19:31PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> >> > The current vote will determine what the majority of voters
>> >> > think. Hopefully that will be the end of it.
>> >> Not likely. The last vote determined what 3/4 of the voters
>> >> thought, and people weren't willing to let that be the end of
>> >> it.
>> > Uh, no, how many times and how many people will have to say that
>> > the title and description were suboptimal (to put it mildly)
>> > before you are convinced that the ballot didn't actually match
>> > what many voters thought?
>> And how many times do people have to tell you that people too lazy
>> or apathetic to read emails sent to them thrice should not be
>> expected to have a say in the decisions that are made? No matter
>> how suboptimal the subject was, the full text of the GR was
>> delivered to you thrice. It was all there on the debian web site.
> I very well read the full text, but I couldn't find anything wrong
> with it.
Nor did I. I had killfiled a critical thread on a discussion
about the _previous_GR, so I missed aj's remark that the DFSG was
not being applied to all software.
> A post res interpretation of it was where it all went wrong, but
> nobody told us that we should be voting with that in mind.
As the person selecting the "deceptive" and "misleading"
title of the GR, I could not have told you what I did not myself know.
> It's perfectly fine to expect that voters acquaint themselves with
> the content of a vote and its consequences, but you can't blame them
> for not knowing consequences that nobody ever even mentioned to
> them, not even tangentially.
It was indeed mentioned tangentially. But before you go
accusing people of titling votes deceptively and perhaps sneaking it
in under the radar, you should be sure that that was indeed their
One man tells a falsehood, a hundred repeat it as true.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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