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Re: Practical question [Re: Updated proposed ballot...]

On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:37:12AM -0400, David Coe wrote:
> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

> I apologize if this has already been discussed, and for not raising
> the question earlier.

> Because A, B, and C all make the same change to the first sentence of
> paragraph 5:

> > -    5. Issue nontechnical policy documents and statements.
> > +    5. Issue, supersede and withdraw nontechnical policy documents and
> > +       statements.

> what will happen if none of them receives a 3:1 majority, but the sum
> of the three does?  I expect our *intent* would be to act on Proposal
> B, since its change is included entirely in A and C -- is that what
> would happen, or do wee need to disambiguate the disambiguation vote?

No, if none of the three individually meets the 3:1 majority, then none
of the items on the ballot passes.  You clearly have the option to vote
for all three (or any of the three) proposals as being preferred over
'Further discussion', and rank them individually according to your
preference.  If your *intent* is that you like A best, but think B is
acceptable, then that's how you should vote.  If you didn't vote that
way, it's not valid to assume you *really* meant that B was an
acceptable alternative.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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