Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution
On Fri, Feb 07, 2014 at 08:59:59AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On 7 February 2014 08:44, Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If Colin joins Ian, Andreas and Steve in voting DT and UT below FD,
> > then T is dead.
> It's really pretty terrible to actively use FD to try to block options
> that aren't your favourite. Honestly, I would have expected the tech
> ctte to be able to come to a consensus on a set of proposals
> considered reasonable by all the members, and accept whatever a
> majority decided. I'd certainly hope that tech ctte members won't
> tactically change their vote to try to hack the process.
When you are saying "a set of proposals considered reasonable by all the
members", that basically implies "don't offer the T rider options" since
these are options that are not considered reasonable by at large part
(at least 3 members) of the TC.
Leaving tactical aspects aside, IMHO the important point is that
there is a compromise line that seems reasonable for all members
of the TC:
For the upstart side of the TC, the most important question is T/L.
For the systemd side of the TC, the most important question is D/U.
What we see in the combined vote is actually that DL is an option
that makes both sides win in what they consider their most important
question - and that seems considered reasonable by all TC members.
This is much more possible consensus than what I'd have expected before
the voting started.
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