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

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 06:50:38PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le ven 30/04/2004 à 18:29, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> > >   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).
> It would have been rather hard to have the ballot evaluate the
> consequences of the change on the RM's interpretation of the social
> contract.

The ballot didn't even provide enough data to find out the difference
between what was current and what would be the new text. It said "We
propose this as the new text. Go find out for yourself what it used to
be, and what our purpose is. Oh, and it's editorial, no need to worry".

     smog  |   bricks
 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
soda water |   tequila
 -- with thanks to fortune

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