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Re: Social Committee proposal text (diff)

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 10:59:00PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:
> > "I don't like this person, but I have to work with him in this project,
> > so I would like to hide that fact from him/her. I don't want to rank
> > him/her above NOTA, but I also don't want to have to explain that"
> So, what can one conclude about debian from the above justification?

Nothing. This isn't about Debian specifically, it's about voting in
general. There will *always* be people who will consider this kind of
thing when they vote, and they should not be compromising their vote in
the off chance that someone *might* be offended by their it if they vote
the way they really want to. It's about safeguarding the integrity of
individual votes, and the voting system in general.

Personally, I think that's a good enough reason to make *all* votes in
Debian be secret, but, well -- I don't expect that to happen anytime

<Lo-lan-do> Home is where you have to wash the dishes.
  -- #debian-devel, Freenode, 2004-09-22

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