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Re: Proposal: let’s have a GR about the init system

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 4:00 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> On one hand, the belief that every DD is technically omniscient is the
> reason why we still have so many pointlessly heated debates on this
> mailing list. We would have way less of those if we let only people who
> have a clue debate specific matters. Unfortunately, many of us seem to
> be too arrogant to realize they, in fact, don't have a clue.
> On the other hand, if we stop believing that every single DD is
> technically omniscient, we would realize how foolish is to use GRs to
> vote on technical matters. Doing so results in taking important
> technical decisions essentially randomly. Based on popularity of the
> various options, trends, vocality of the supporting groups, etc. That's
> not what Debian is or should be about.

I've been trying very hard to not get involved in this, but I feel the
need to poke my head up to give this a very strong +1. For the same
reason the chances of me uploading the kernel approach zero, there's
no reason I need to vote on the init system. In fact, by the tone of
the discussions we've had on the topic I have very little confidence
in a GR leading to a decision being made on technical merits. It's
time to let the tech-ctte do their constitutionally mandated job.


-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

   Ubuntu Developer <https://launchpad.net/~andrewsomething>
   Debian Developer <http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=asb>

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