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Re: tech-ctte: Decide which init system to default to in Debian.

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 07:27:21PM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> *Siiiiiiiiiiigh*, this is a decision that has project-wide implications
> by setting the project's direction, and even if the consititution grants
> the tech-ctte this power it's precisely here where a GR would be the most
> fair option, because lots of people might need to end up having to do or
> stop doing work due to this. Also even if a majority of the project would
> disagree with any such decision, subsequently overruling the tech-ctte by
> way of a GR requires more than a simple majority. You know, GRs do not
> eat babies or something.
> If I had wanted to be told top-down, by a small committee how to spend
> my *volunteer* time in a project I'd have joined a corporate-backed one
> instead…
> Very much not amused…

Good, because I wasn't joking.

> I'm happy to sponsor a GR to decide this, though.

That's your right as a Developer.

I do, however, think that this is grounds for the tech-cttie to discuss
and rule on, given the technical background for the decision, and if
that turns into a GR, we'll at least have well-formed and discussed
points, rather then the nonsense we have in these threads.


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