Re: Filibustering general resolutions
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 16:13:41 +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <email@example.com> said:
> Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: [...]
>> And people tell me I am guilty of egregious abuse of power?
>> This is just a bunch of concerned developers very slowly crafting a
>> resolution. I am sure I can make my resolution come to perfection
>> over the course of several years.
>> If the DAM can suddenly exercise judgement, and it is not abuse of
>> power, why is a brainless secretary so very desirable?
> Manoj, please stop this crap. Either continue to work like a real
> secretary, or step down.
Ah, crap, is it? I am pretty sure I am not being paid enough
to take abuse like this, unlike some other people.
And what have I done that is not working like a real
> I can understand that you have an opinion about all GRs that are
> proposed, but in your role as Project Secretary, you are supposed to
> be apolitical and you shouldn't try to make people's life harder
> than it needs to be.
More accusation, also unsubstantiated. Can you point to any
politically biased action in my official capacity as a secretary that
made life harder than it needs to be? Or are you just fanning the
flames? Or is this a hypothetical (if so, that does not appear to be
> This does *not* mean that you should like a machine, but that you
> should, for example, consult someone else if you feel that your
> decisions could be influenced by your private opinion.
I have never actually felt that, hence the consultation bit is
> The job you have done for the last years could not be done by a
> mindless machine, that's why we have a person to do it. Please don't
> try to turn into the former just because some people needed to
> flame, but work on new ways to work around the problematic parts of
> being human.
The issue is not about the being human bit -- the problem is
whether the secretary has any discretion on the vote.d.o page (which
is not constitutionally mandated, but was initiative to make life
easier for the voters). The issue does seem to be whether or not the
secretary should be replace by automata.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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