Re: Summary? (Or: my vote is for sale!)
On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:38:44 -0700, Kevin B McCarty
> As I understand what's going on, instead of having a single vote
> with all the firmware-related options laid out on the ballot, we are
> apparently going to have a series of votes about related topics (GR
> 2006/004 being the first) with only the option to vote in favor or
> for further discussion. This defeats the whole point of Condorcet
> voting - instead of being able to rank the various proposed actions,
> voters will have to say Yea or Nay (well, Further Discussion) on
> each item.
Then your understanding of the situation is wildly at variance
from mine. The way I see it, we have a vote about the DFSG option #2,
clarifying whether or not people think it applies to all programmatic
works, or not (the actual text says programs, so I am not sure what
the difference between programs and programmatic works is all about).
Then we have a set of GR's about kernel firmware and etch on
the same ballot.
Finally, we have a resolution that the future dpl shall
undertake a task to get people to prepare position papers, and, I
assume, ensure that all sides are covered and everything. That has
nothing to do with the DFSG as it stands now; and says nothing about
etch; indeed, from a casual reading it suggests we need more time to
make a decision, and that we wait until debconf7, and perhaps release
etch after that?
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Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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