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Re: Proposal: Enhance requirements for General resolutions

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 11:21:34AM -0500, Guilherme de S. Pastore wrote:
> There are some that do not take part in the discussions but vote,
> there are those who do not even follow debian-vote because they do
> not feel it is worth the effort, and those that are simply not
> active at all. I do not have the numbers right now, but IIRC we have
> had an average of 300 to 400 votes in the most controversial
> disputes recently. In other words, considering the seconds
> requirement from the 1000-something DDs we count formally is
> fiction, when less than half of them actually participate in the
> decision process.

Full ACK, that's one of my concerns about this issue, concern that I
was going to raise. In particular, I think a proposal like this one
should be paired with a more visible report of how WAT runs are going
[1]. My preferred "magic formula" is certainly different if it has to
be computed on top of 1000 DDs or if it is computed over 400. The only
numbers I've seen about WAT runs are from an old blog post [2].
According to it a very few accounts have been disabled as inactive and
the number over which, in perspective, the formulae have to be
computed is apparently about the current 1000 total.

Question for Joerg, which happens to be both DAM and the GR proposer:
let's assume WAT runs stabilize, on which number of voters do you
think the "magic formulae" should be computed?


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/07/msg00004.html
[2] http://blog.ganneff.de/blog/2007/07/14/wat-where-are-they.html

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