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Re: What your ballot should look like if you're in favor of releasing sarge

tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) schrieb:

> Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:
>> That was because the voters were 20% of the developers, as you well
>> know. I'm also hoping that we've engaged enough of the developers that
>> we might get a representative vote this time.
> I see.  Is that what the Constitution says?  If you don't like who
> won, then just keep proposing GRs, claiming that not enough people
> voted last time?  When you lose a vote, raise as big a stink as
> possible and have more votes?  You really think this is a good
> procedure?

It's a bad procedure. 

But that wasn't the question, AFAIS. The statement in question was

> [hamish]
> > Hopefully that will be the end of it.
> Not likely.  The last vote determined what 3/4 of the voters thought,
> and people weren't willing to let that be the end of it.

And I think that in fact we have a chance that the current GR will make
an end, whereas the previous just started all this. I don't think that
the low number of voters are the reason why the consequences of the
previous GR weren't accepted by many. Rather I think that the low vote
count, and the non-acceptance have a common reason: The fact that the
consequences of the change where unforeseen, obviously both by many
non-voters and by some of the proposers/seconders.

I think it is quite clear now what the consequences of (at least most
of) the options on the ballot will be, and that this vote *does*
matter (at least if you're interested in Debian being free software and
serving it's users well, which every DD should). Therefore I hope that
the result will settle things, and that people will start working and
cease discussion.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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