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Re: For our own good: splitting the vote. Thoughts?

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 04:17:23PM +0100, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> I hate complex ballots. They tend to work against the goal of a vote,
> which is getting a crystal clear assessment on the opinions of the
> Developers.
> This vote is at 5 options already, with 2 more underway. I want to
> propose, and get consensus on it, to logically split the vote in two or
> three simple ballots, one for each of the orthogonal issues at hand.
> These issues are (in the order they should be voted on):
>   1. Do we require source for firmware in main.
>      I don't think we have ever had this vote, and it's about time that
>      we do, *without bundling it with somebody else*. This is Peter
>      Palfrader's proposal at [1].
>      This vote has two options in it.
>   2. Do we allow the Release Team to use without a GR <suite>-ignore
>      tags on bugs for violations of the SC.
>      We haven't had this vote either, and it seems now it would be good
>      to have it.
>      This vote also has two options on it, eg. something akin to Andreas
>      Barth's proposal [2] on one side, and Robert's reply [3] on the other.
>   3. What do we do for Lenny.
>      The necessity for this vote depends on the results of the two votes
>      above, and I think it should have at most 3 options: delay Lenny
>      until all firmware issues known by some date are solved: (a)
>      allowing source-less, (b) not allowing source-less; or don't delay it.
> I'm a bit lost as to what I could get done in order to have this go
> forward, since there have been a lot of seconds for the various options.
> I do think it would be a Good Thing. I'm CC'ing secretary@ and leader@
> to see what they think.

I second this.  Notice, however, that my alternate option to Andreas' proposal
hasn't got enough sponsors yet:

>   [3]: http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2008/11/msg00086.html 

Robert Millan

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  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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