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

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:16:15 +0200 (CEST), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> said: 

> 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.

        Well, no. I think it is funny that one should consider
 eliminating us pesky people with funny names, and stick to time
 honored plain ascii MUAs.

> 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.

        While this is not an itch I feel like scratrching, this might
 be a good idea for those that do want to write something up.

I never pray before meals -- my mom's a good cook.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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