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Re: Political policymaking

On Tue, Nov 11, 1997 at 06:40:58PM -0600, Paul J Thompson wrote:
> This is the right idea:  (IMHO too...)
> > IMHO if we do anything in this direction, we should go for a general purpose
> > opinion gathering system, and let anyone on the list put up proposals on any
> > subject by mailing to something like cfv@lists.debian.org.
> > 
> > That way, when anyone feels the need for a vote, they can write up a
> > proposal, cc: it to cfv, and the readership can vote if they feel like it.
> > 
> > We just need to ensure that everyone is limited to one vote each (pgp signed
> > votes?), allow more than just yes/no votes (i.e. "don't like the question",
> > "don't give a damn" ;-) and put the running totals on a web page.
> > 
> > Forget the python-esque ``two thirds majority at the bi-weekly meeting''
> > stuff, we should all hopefully be intelegent enough to draw appropriate
> > conclusions from individual votes on a case by case basis.
> > 
> > Why make it more complicated ?
> > 
> > Cheers, Phil.
I think that this solution favour a non well thinked vote from the
developers: with the actual method the vote must be justified from the
proponent, and so there is a debate that give a final better solution. With
your proposal a developer can vote even if he does'nt read even the thread.    



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