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Re: Bundled votes and the secretary

On Thu, Dec 11 2008, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> Le jeudi 11 décembre 2008 à 15:38 +0200, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho a
> écrit :
>> More strongly, I believe Manoj has repeatedly shown the sort of moral courage
>> and sound judgment that the Secretary's job requires, and I believe it would be
>> a grave loss if he were to step down.  It would be a shame if he were to be
>> replaced by someone who counts avoiding conflict as a major part of the job.
> What is asked from the Secretary is not to avoid conflict.
> It is not even to not participate in the conflict – there’s not reason
> why he couldn’t have his own opinion.
> What this position requires is the minimal level of morality to not use
> it to favor an opinion or another. And this is something Manoj has been
> repeatedly doing; first in the GFDL GR, next in the etch firmwares GR,
> now in the lenny one.
> I do not trust anymore the Secretary, and I do not trust sufficiently
> the result of this vote. If the otherwise winning option is dismissed by
> the lack of a 3:1 majority (for which the requirements are still “Manoj
> said so”), or if a winning option is dismissed by a completely unrelated
> other option that was not proposed as an amendment, it won’t be possible
> to consider the vote result as the decision of the project as a whole.

        You are enttled to an opinion, I suppose. For the record, no
 matter what my personal opinions are, I  decide on the final form of
 the ballots based on my reading of the constitution.


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