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

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 08:22:19PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> I think the vote should always result in something, and as such
> the person having the casting vote needs to pick one of the
> options that are left in the Schwartz set.  If there was no
> preference between them, a choise will still need to be made.

I have, when serving as a chair of an association meeting, voted blank in many
occasions, and in the one case where it resulted in a tie, I used my casting
vote to resolve it.  In those cases, it was not important for me to choose
between the options during the regular vote, hence the blank vote.  However,
when the vote resulted in a tie, I had an obligation, imposed by law, custom
and the association's constitution, to choose; and I did.

However, in any vote where I as a chair have already voted non-blank, I feel it
would be wrong for me to choose another option for my casting vote.

Of course, the rules of order for a Finnish association are rather different
from those used by Debian's TC, so there's no direct relevance to this case.

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä, Finland

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