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Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

    Ian> Anthony Towns writes ("Re: Bug#727708: Call for votes on init
    Ian> system resolution"):
    >> 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.

I'm a bit confused by this.  i've always thought ranking options you
consider bad enough that you'd rather have another option to work with
people and discuss the options than see that option pass.  I think by
ranking FD above something you dislike, you should commit to actively
participate in a discussion if FD wins.
However, "I think this option is unacceptable, and so I'd rather discuss
more than decide it," seems like an entirely reasonable use of FD, not
something terrible at all.

I find the votes expressed by TC members entirely consistent with their
stated verbal positions, and if anything people seem to be using FD
conservatively, probably indicating a strong desire to be done with this

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