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Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution



Ian,

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 04:33:57PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Ian Jackson writes ("Bug#727708: package to change init systems"):
> > I now intend to do the CFV at 16:30 UTC on Wednesday.

> I hereby call for votes on my previously proposed resolution and
> amendments.  All the options require a simple majority.

I am very unhappy to see this CFV in my inbox this morning.  I made it known
that I was not satisfied with the set of ballot options, and I was still in
the process of drafting language to try to identify a consensus position
that the TC would support as a whole.  While we obviously don't want to drag
out the discussion indefinitely, I don't think it's reasonable to give a
48-hour deadline, during a work week, in the body of one message among
dozens.  With nothing to call attention to itself, that message sat unread
in my box among a pile of others until just now, when it's too late.

This is substantially the same as Bdale's earlier CFV, which you objected to
at the time.

I think whichever option wins on this ballot, if the TC leaves the
discussion here it will be a bad outcome for Debian because it leaves
maintainers without clear guidance about how to avoid fragmenting the
archive.

Since this vote will almost certainly result in a resolution passing, I
think I will need to begin drafting a follow-up resolution to address this,
under 6.1.1.

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