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Re: closing mailing lists (was: spamcop)

On 9/26/06, Stephen <stephen.d.allen@gmail.com> wrote:

It should be, pretty much everything else in the Debian Project calls
for votes in order for a consensus.

Heh - not quite. :-) The Constitution [1] spells out the
organisational structure for formal decision-making within the
Project. Have a read; decision-making by plebiscite is certainly not
the norm and on the rare occasions when it does happen, only
developers have the right to vote.

Nothing stops devs polling their users and taking public opinion into
consideration when coming to a decision. But if they do so it's by
their own choice and the outcome of such a vote will be for
informational purposes only and entirely non-binding.

[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution


Andrew Saunders

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