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Re: Analysis of the ballot options

* Andrew Suffield (asuffield@debian.org) [040619 15:25]:
> Summary: you probably want 3 or 6.
Summary: I don't want a biased summary of someone who broke the
process of the release of sarge.

> On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:59:33PM -0500, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> > [   ] Choice 1: Postpone changes until September 2004  [needs 3:1]
> > [   ] Choice 2: Postpone changes until Sarge releases  [needs 3:1]
> > [   ] Choice 3: Add apology to Social Contract         [needs 3:1]
> > [   ] Choice 4: Revert to old wording of SC            [needs 3:1]
> > [   ] Choice 5: "Transition Guide" foundation document [needs 3:1]
> > [   ] Choice 6: Reaffirm the current SC                [needs 1:1]
Choice 6 is titled wrong. It's not a reaffirmation of the social
contract, it's an affirmation of a certain interpretation of the
social contract. An affirmation of another interpretation of the
social contract was not allowed to be put on the ballot.

> Option 5 may in itself be a good idea, but it is essentially
> orthogonal here, and worse, it doesn't actually answer the question of
> "what do we do about sarge?" - it just says "carry on", which says
> "non-free release" if you were expecting a non-free release and "free
> release" if you were expecting a free release.

Option 5 is to un-do the breakage done by you.

> Option 6 is the other position - that free software is what matters.

Option 6 is the position that our users don't matter, and it's not
important to release.

If you think that our priorities are our users and the free software
community, and want to get sarge out of the door (and it's now almost
two years after the release of woody, which was on July 19th, 2002),
so that our users get current, stable software, supported by the
security team, you should vote for 1-5.

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