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Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 07:35:13AM -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Anthony Towns <aj@erisian.com.au> writes:

> > A.6.6: Schwartz set is {D,U}
> > A.6.8: There are no defeats in the Schwartz set, so the elector with
> >        the casting vote chooses which of these options wins.

> > Per 6.3.2, the casting vote is held by the Chairman, who is currently
> > Bdale.

> Thank you, Anthony, for your analysis of the votes.

> Per 6.3.2, I use my casting vote to choose D as the winner.

FWIW I have always assumed that the casting vote is implicit in the chair's
ballot.  To require the chair to explicitly exercise their casting vote, as
opposed to the chair's preferences as expressed on the ballot being applied
automatically, opens up another set of vote gaming strategies that we really
shouldn't get into.

(Obviously there's no gaming here, as Bdale's casting vote is consistent
with his ballot; but let's not set a bad precedent...)

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