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Re: electing multiple people

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:19:43 +0200, Josip Rodin <joy@entuzijast.net> said: 

> On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 02:22:41AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> The problem most often materializes when there are heated opinions,
>> but the fundamental problem is when people can't work together with
>> mutual respect.  If you end up with people who intensely dislike each
>> other, the group will have an exceedingly hard time reaching
>> consensus on anything.

> MJ and Bernhard made good points already, I'll just concentrate on a
> few bits that troubled me: I don't agree with these two premises -
> that any two elected Debianites would so intensely dislike each other
> to cause a deadlock in the rest of the group, or that this deadlock
> would spread onto all other issues (other than the one they over which
> they originally came in conflict). I do not see any historical
> precedent in Debian history to reach that harsh a conclusion.

        Err. I see an immediate historical precedent, which in fact lead
 to a recent expulsion.  Several mailing lists became poisoned to the
 level that people left off volunteering. If it happened once, it can
 happen again ...

Why don't you fix your little problem... and light this candle? Alan
Shepherd, the first man into space, Gemini program
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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