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Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

  1) fix software that interprets incoming mails

       There is nothing wrong with the software that interprets
incoming mails; the mails that fail actually fail cryptographic
checks since they have been masssaged by the MUA/MTA afterwards,
because the MUA did not do the encoding _before_ signing the body.

  2) issue an alternate ballot where 'ë' in Raphaël is simplified as
     'e' (and we agree that this is the same person as Raphaël)

       Which would mean that anyone sending in the current official
ballot would get their vote rejected, since the integrity checks will
fail.  I am not a proponent of hacking away at unrelated software to
ameliorate bugs in other software; the problems here seem to be using
bad MUA software that can't, in this day and age, handle signed mail
using accented chanracters.

  3) do not accept DPLs with non-ASCI names. ;-))

       Sure, if you think that is better than fixing broken MUAs.

I guess you missed the double smiley.

OK, if you do not accept my suggestions, what about

   4) Write a rock safe HowTo that enables DDs who are comfortable
      using of broken MUAs in their day to day live to vote.

I'm obviousely hit by two broken MUAs (pine, mailx) and not
willing to spend more then 10 minutes just to send my vote.

Kind regards



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