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

Ansgar <ansgar@43-1.org> writes:

> On Mon, 2022-02-14 at 18:47 -0700, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> I think there are problematic uses of votes well beyond harassment
>> though.
>> * After this, I think the next vote is going to be about firmware.
>> Do we want companies like Nvidia who may have opinions about how
>> distributions should think about freedom looking at how people vote
>> when they consider hiring DDs?
> They can already do the same for mailing list communication. Do we want
> to avoid this by making mailing lists non-public (subscribers only, or
> project members only depending on the list)?

By this token, votes in democratic countries needn't be secret, because
there are channels in which people publicly express their opinions.

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