Re: Final call for votes for the debian project leader election 2008
Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:49:22 +0100, Jurij Smakov <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 08:15:36PM -0500, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
>>> The last time we had such a low turn out was in 2001, and then we
>>> only had less than one third the number of developers. Yes,
>>> shortening the voting period has been such a *fun* experiment.
>> I think that using official project announcements as a medium to
>> express your personal opinions is highly inappropriate, not to mention
> The first part of the quoted text is fact, not opinion. The
> second part _is_ personal opinion; though. You did not find the reduced
> interval fun, I take it?
Does not matter at all...
>> that the message itself, in its sarcasm, is very disrespectful of the
>> entire community which voted upon this change.
> You are entitled to your opinion. I certainly do not cater to
> your point of view, thankfully. If you find that opinions that reducing
> the time interval for voting might be reducing the turnout to be
> insulting, then hey, *I* think you have a thin skin, and you might have
> to live with people expressing such opinions.
You can express your opinions on this list without any problem, though
your opinion should not be expressed in an official reminder to vote as
that can be interpreted as influencing the vote. In some institutes you
would be fired as Secretary for doing that...