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Bug#727708: Why open voting?

Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> writes:

> Following this bug report for several months now this is really becoming
> a farce. Who is in charge calling for votes,

The Debian constitution is quite clear about this: any member can propose
a vote and call for votes immediately or with a discussion period at their

> and why don't you have a closed voting procedure?

I think Anthony Towns's messages are a very clear demonstration of the
benefits of public voting.  Would you have preferred that Condorcet
analysis only happen in private?

> Of course the people voting later has a advantage against the others.

I don't believe this holds when changing one's vote later is permitted.
There are some edge case possibilities around the voting period deadline
or about the triggering condition for "the vote is no longer in question"
(depending on how that is interpreted), but so far none of those have
triggered, and it's fairly obvious among a small group of people if that

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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