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Re: RFD: amendment of Debian Social Contract

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 12:04:38AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:10:45PM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> > > I am seeking seconds and editorial amendments to this proposed General
> > > Resolution.
> > 
> > Wouldn't it be better to separate the editorial changes from the
> > conceptual changes and vote on two orthogonal proposals?
> > 
> > Apart from this, I think your proposal looks good.
> Thanks for your support, but I did consider what you propose, and I
> disagree.
> I am not planning to do that because our voting mechanism has no means
> of declaring two winners.  It is easy for me to imagine that both
> proposals would pass by the required majority, but the editorial-only
> one would be the Condorcet winner because it would garner more votes
> (presumably because it would be less controversial).

Just make it two separate votes. One for the editorial changes, which
everyone should agree one mostly, and then the second about the
conceptual changes. 

Or maybe a single vote with an option with only the editorial changes,
and another with the conceptual changes + the editorial changes.


Sven Luther

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