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Re: Supermajority requirements and historical context [Was, Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR]

----- "Steve Langasek" <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> Yes, I agree that supermajority requirements are a bad idea in
> general.

To understand the need for a supermajority all you have to do is look at American politics. A supermajority insures that a razor thin majority can't end up doing something radically disagreeable to almost half the population. With a three to one supermajority you insure that only a true minority of the project would be in disagreement with whatever action is under consideration.

I do agree that we need clarification around votes where choices have varying consensus requirements. It seems like they may malfunction but I can't really visualize all the ways that might happen. Is there a mathematician in the house?

Ean Schuessler, CTO Brainfood.com
ean@brainfood.com - http://www.brainfood.com - 214-720-0700 x 315

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