Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007
On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 15:16 +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> 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.
Do what Lars did:
>From memory (my shell history isn't long enough), here's what I did:
1. Copy ballot to text file (vote.txt).
2. Edit it for my voting preference.
3. Sign with gpg: gpg --clearsign vote.txt
4. Send: mail -s vote < vote.txt.asc firstname.lastname@example.org
I work in a UTF-8 environment, in case that matters.
-----end Lars suggestion
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