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Re: Second Round: Informal Discussion of Proposal to Hide Identities of Developers Casting a Particular Vote

Here's a diff to the  rationale section:


@@ -21,7 +20,7 @@ would require sufficient support in the project but would not require
another constitutional amendment.

This proposal relies on the secretary's existing power to decide how
votes are conducted. During discussion we realized that there is no
mechanism to override a specific decision of the secretary, and the
language allowing the project to replace the secretary is ambiguous.

@@ -41,22 +40,28 @@ Summary of Changes
    outcome requires a 3:1 majority.  The chair of the technical committee
    decides who conducts such votes.

{+5) Clarify that decisions of the secretary or their delegates can be put+}
{+on hold.+}

{+6) Codify that our election system must permit independent verification+}
{+of the outcome given the votes cast and must permit developers to+}
{+confirm their vote is included in the votes cast.+}

General Resolution==================

The developers resolve to make the changes to the Debian Constitution
embodied in git commit [-030405434d040e14bbebebaeda64555b5c1ee16a.-]{+dfc2e6b1cd4ac13c3ee11e1f7f3ff3a1450af52d.+}
As of February 13, 2022, this commit can be found at

For convenience a word-diff of the changes is included below.  In case
the diff differs from the commit, the commit governs.


And here's  the set of patches in rev 2 on top of rev 1
@@ -216,9 +216,9 @@ earlier can overrule everyone listed later.</cite></p>
    <p>Delaying a decision by the Project Leader or their Delegate:</p>

      <li>If the Project Leader or their Delegate, {+the project secretary or their delegate,+} or the Technical
      Committee, has made a decision, then Developers can override them
      by passing a resolution to do so; see [-&sect;4.1(3).</li>-]{+&sect;4.1(3), &sect;4.1(4), and &sect;4.1(8).</li>+}

      <li>If such a resolution is sponsored by at least 2K Developers,
      or if it is proposed by the Technical Committee, the resolution
@@ -246,9 +246,9 @@ earlier can overrule everyone listed later.</cite></p>
       Votes are taken by the Project Secretary. Votes, tallies, and
       results are not revealed during the voting period; after the
       vote the Project Secretary lists all the votes {+cast in sufficient detail that anyone may verify the outcome of the election from the votes+} cast. The
       identity of a developer casting a particular vote is not made
       [-public.-]{+public, but developers will be given an option to confirm their vote is included in the votes cast.+} The voting period is 2 weeks, but may be varied by up
       to 1 week by the Project Leader. 

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