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

Matthias Urlichs <smurf@smurf.noris.de> writes:
> Steve Langasek:

>> "Obvious", but wrong.  We use Condorcet to enable fully expressing our
>> preferences among all the ballot options, not just our first-choice
>> preference.  The chair using a casting vote between two tied options
>> (or three, which is the problematic case) is expressing a preference
>> for one over the other; if such a preference exists, the non-strategic
>> vote is to express this same preference in the original ballot.

> The chair might desire to use their casting vote to select the more
> popular | less controversial | more- (or less-)vocally-supported option,
> as opposed to their personal opinion | preference.

Can I suggest that this discussion may be better placed in debian-project?
The procedural issue is really a concern for the project as a whole, and
any changes would be constitutional changes and would have to go through
the project as a whole.

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

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