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Re: Democracy in Debian

On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 07:26:34AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> Which only goes to show that you really do not understand
> >> how Debian works. Are you not aware that vote have already been
> >> audited before? That anyone with root on master already has access
> >> to all ballots? That the DPL's can ask an audot to be poerformed
> >> anyway?
> > I didn't see such a specific DPL power in the constitution. Would it
> > fall under the general phrasing of 5.1.4?
>         I would think so. That is a general catch all.

Really, for public votes, just about anyone could reasonably request
the information necessary to do an audit if they thought it was that
important -- it's only for DPL votes that there's any point keeping
any of the information secret. I guess the decryption key for encrypted
ballots would be of some issue, but that's about it.

I think we've only had one audit, which was of a DPL election. That
was done at the request of one of the candidates, via the DPL who won
the election; see [0], [1].


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2003/03/msg00023.html
[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2003/03/msg00026.html

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