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Re: sarge?

On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 02:35:21PM +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 11:27:23AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 05:54:38AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> > > I have been following the discussion from bits here, from
> > > planet.debian.net and misc sources. I appreciate the effort that goes
> > > into making Debian but I wish that it could be a bit pragmatic and
> > > just temporarity suspend the issues relating to the most recent update
> > > to the social contract and release the debian-installer and sarge and
> > > let the world see the great stuff that has been brewing in the debian
> > > laboratories.
> > 
> >   http://www.debian.org/vote/2004/vote_004
> I'm worried about the many alternative choices in this vote. Suppose 4:1
> voters agree that the new social contract should be delayed so that
> sarge can be released, but some think that it should be september, 1st,
> some that sarge could take longer so do it after the release, some want
> sarge released with a special notice saying the social contract changes
> are ignored for this release etc. and none of the choices will get a 3:1
> majority. That way sarge will not be released before 2005 whereas 4:1
> people wanted it to.
> Am I seeing things wrongly? I certainly hope so.

You're missing something, yes. The constitution only requires that the
winning option has a 3:1 majority over "Further Discussion", not over
every other option. It's not a problem.

(I had to check on this myself when proposing an amendment, though.)


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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