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Re: Analysis of the ballot options

On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 02:11:14PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> 3 is the same as 2, but is less intrusive while still accomplishing the
> same goal - it doesn't mess with unrelated parts of the SC.
> (If you want 3 but with a time limit, vote for 'further discussion' and
> next time participate in the discussion instead of sitting around like a
> lemon)

Actually, proposal 3 (C) does have a time limit, except that it's
expressed in a broken unit of time (time of release :).

> I would point out that historically, Debian does not release before it
> is ready, and that's why our releases usually work so well. Option 3
> is the "release before it is ready, because releasing is more
> important than being ready" option. Option 6 is the "better rather
> than sooner" option.

Non sequitur - the premise is vaguely correct, but I disagree that the two
conclusions follow from it. It doesn't make sense to me that readiness and
usability of Debian releases are to be achieved by removing stuff that
was not supposed to be removed just a while ago. There is value in removing
legally harmful or borderline illegal stuff, but that's not the same.

Anyway. I think I'm going to compromise and vote 6314275. The Transition
Guide thing sounds like overengineering, and choices 2 and 4 undo too much,
but I guess they're all better than further discussion. The rest isn't.
(September? :))

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

(on -devel, not on -vote, Cc: accordingly)

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