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Re: The Ugly Logo and the Consequences

On 08-Jun-99, 14:51 (CDT), Stephen Crowley <crow@debian.org> wrote: 
> I totally agree, I wasn't even aware there was a vote going on until I
> saw someone talking about it on IRC. I'm not not on -devel, there is
> way too much traffic there. Why cant the CFV be CC:'ed to -private or
> something?

Because -private is not for announcements. What is the big objection to
subscribing to -vote? It's not that busy, and if you are interested in
voting on a topic, you should be willing to follow the discussion. Or
just look at http://www.debian.org/vote/ once in a while. I agree that
the initial CFV should also be on -devel-announce.

<RANT> (Not aimed at Stephen in particular)

A democracy requires participation to be successful. Participation
includes far more than just showing up in the polling booth. If people
are not willing to spend a little time to read the appropriate list or
occasionally look at the website to see what's going on, I don't really
want them to vote.

The point of having so many different lists is so that people can tune
the information flow to their specific interests. The corrallary is
that if you are interested in something, you need to subscribe to the
appropriate list, not whine about that particulcar piece of information
wasn't posted to the other lists.

There is an obvious link from the Developers' Corner to the voting
info page, and the list of available mailing lists includes both
-devel-announce and -vote. We're supposed to be responsible people.




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