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Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution

On 05/02/14 at 22:41 +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Colin Watson dixit:
> >("Decide any technical matter where Developers' jurisdictions overlap").
> I think it is not up to the d-i people to decide on the init system
> anyway – especially as not d-i but debootstrap is the canonical way
> to install Debian… and debootstrap goes by whatever ftp-masters put
> into the override files, and whatever package dependencies and meta
> information (such as Essential: yes) there are.
> So, “jurisdiction overlaps” seems to fit quite well.

As far as I remember, I don't think that any of the d-i maintainers,
debootstrap maintainers, ftpmasters, or sysvinit maintainers have
claimed that it was their sole jurisdiction to decide on the default
init system. So I agree that there's jurisdiction overlap.

Also, given that:

  The Project Leader may:
    4. Make any decision for whom noone else has responsibility.


  The Project Leader may:
    1. Appoint Delegates or delegate decisions to the Technical

      The Leader may define an area of ongoing responsibility or a
      specific decision and hand it over to another Developer or to the
      Technical Committee.

      Once a particular decision has been delegated and made the Project
      Leader may not withdraw that delegation; however, they may
      withdraw an ongoing delegation of particular area of

I would be very happy, if felt necessary by the Secretary, to delegate
that decision to the Technical Committee.


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