Re: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> In other words, proposing a ballot here and calling for votes doesn't
> preclude other options. We're all quite capable of saying something if we
> think something has been left off of the ballot, or voting FD. It's less
> formal than the GR process because of the small number of people involved.
> It makes it much easier to back off and rework things.
It actually carries more weight than a GR. A normal GR only requires
a majority; but a GR overruling the TC requires a probably
insurmountable 2:1 majority. I don't think anyone wants to see that,
but is almost certainly going to happen if the TC doesn't support the
usual meritocratic process with the decision here.
There is likely to be a large amount of unhappiness fallout.
> What Bdale is proposing right now is essentially making some intermediate
> decisions that let us narrow down the options for the final decision that
> tries to resolve all the things that we were asked to decide.
I worry that this particular intermediate step doesn't satisfy the