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Re: Making the RMS resolution a Secret Ballot

On Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 05:55:48PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> That said, I think it's a *very* bad idea to change the vote procedure
> during an ongoing vote. Really *bad* idea and precedence. Double more
> so on a vote with shortened discussion period.
> (plus secret voting is a *really really really* hard problem.)
> I also don't fear that much of a changed outcome. It seems 117 Debian
> people (most of them voters I believe) signed https://rms-open-letter.github.io/
> and https://vote.debian.org/~secretary/gr_rms/ counts 268 valid votes,
> so, based on that *and* on the discussion here now and in the past, I
> don't think a few people who fear to vote what they think because then 
> their opinion could become public will make a big difference. 

footnote1: I'm sorry if this sounded like I might disregarded those very real
fears and hate mail and worse. By all means not. But, as written right here...(!)

> Most people
> made public statements already anyway. Also: they vote has been started
> as a public vote, it was shortened as a public vote and it's technically
> complete unclear what "secret" would mean here (and to whom and for how long).
> But, to be clear, change outcome of the vote is not my concern here. Changing
> the way we vote, in a rush, from what will be perceived as a cabal, is my
> concern. 


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