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Re: "Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge" or "Debian commits suicide"

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 12:23:34PM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 11:25:48PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> was heard to say:
> > On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 05:12:25PM -0700, Joe Buck wrote:
> > >                                                    The recent vote has now
> > > established that the majority view is the project-official view.
> > 
> > There's no evidence of that. We don't know what 80% of the developers
> > think. Please don't pretend otherwise.
>   We know that 80% of the developers didn't care enough to vote.  The
> only reasonable conclusion I can draw from that is that most [0] of them
> considered both options equally acceptable (or unacceptable).
>   If there really is a silent 80% majority opposed to the recent GR,
> hopefully they'll bother to vote next time.  We have a great voting
> system, but it only works if people take a few minutes to read the
> ballot, evaluate it, and send in a vote.

Exactly. The ballot has to provide enough data to make that possible
(which it didn't).

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