Le jeudi 01 avril 2021 à 00:52:53+0200, Enrico Zini a écrit : > Hello Debian Members, > > For some time, we have been having systemic issues that make GR > discussions painful. GRs themselves shouldn't be painful, and don't need > to be. Having a chilling effect to using GRs hurts Debian, and as a > project we need a way to poll for consensus on project choices and > directions more often than not. > > To overcome the current problems with GR discussions, we introduce a > replacement weighted democratic system. The new procedure is this: > > * A developer proposes an issue with a signed message on > firstname.lastname@example.org . > > * Anyone can express their consent or dissent by replying to the > message. > > * When the discussion eventually dies down, the Debian Secretary will > review all messages and pronounce the winner. > > > This method makes the fair assumption that the energy spent in writing > messages to the discussion is related to the amount of insight a person > has on an issue, and how much they care about it. In particular: > > * The more messages a person writes, the more the person cares, and the > more their opinion will be taken into account: people who only write > every once in a while, clearly don't think the issue is important > enough to deserve their real effort. > > * The more strongly worded replies are, the more the person cares, and > the more their opinion will be taken into account: people who waste > time with long, polite, well reasoned messages, clearly didn't care > enough to get emotional about an issue. > > * The longer a person keeps writing, the more the person cares, and the > more their opinion will be taken into account: people who give up, > clearly didn't care enough to make themselves heard. > > To avoid confusion, we'll maintain the same acronym as before. The new > system will be called Debian Grandiose Reflection. > > The first GR using this scheme will concern the introduction of this > voting scheme for the future. I'm saddened that my proposal for a fist fight in a circular room filled with mud got ignored. Therefore, I ask for support for a GR that would change the GR decision making process to have the fist fight thingy implemented. Let's fists (or covid) decide who's right. -- Pierre-Elliott Bécue GPG: 9AE0 4D98 6400 E3B6 7528 F493 0D44 2664 1949 74E2 It's far easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
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