Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution
On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 02:20:51PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> This is one of the major reasons why I'm voting GR second. I see Bdale's
> point that we shouldn't abdicate our responsibility to make the best
> decision that we can, and I followed that maxim by voting my preference
> first. But the reality is that, regardless of whether Condorcet is
> capable of spitting out some technical compromise, we are deadlocked, and
> sufficiently so that we're running into edge case failure modes of the
> standard resolution method.
No, looking at the votes so far you are absolutely not deadlocked since
you might have a winner that is considered acceptable by all 8 members
of the TC:
The most problematic option for many TC members is not D or S,
the most problematic option is T.
If Colin joins Ian, Andreas and Steve in voting DT and UT below FD,
then T is dead.
But DL might beat FD 8:0, and will likely be the overall winner since it
is expected to beat UL through the casting vote of the chairman.
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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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