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Re: Informal Discussion: Identities of Voters Casting a Particular Ballot are No Longer Public


On Tue, Feb 15, 2022 at 12:31 PM Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Trying to be generous to one another and only tackle divisions when they
> are of central importance to the project is a good principle, but I think
> there are some divisions of central importance to the project, not
> everyone is going to agree on which divisions are of central importance,
> and six DDs have a right under the constitution to bring a GR to a vote.
> I'm also leery of getting into another situation where a vote is going to
> be worrisome but we have no framework to mitigate the effects because
> we've been overly hopeful that we could avoid any such vote.

Six DDs can force a vote, but not necessarily a decision. Would a
higher quorum help to ensure that divisive issues remain moot unless
there is broader interest?

A quorum of 48 voters may satisfy a statistician, but 125 might ensure
in addition that the issue being decided is in fact "of central

Kind regards
Felix Lechner

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