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Re: [opensuse-project] Election Committee Set to Open Vote on Project Name


On 2. Oct 2019, at 17:46, Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed 2019-10-02, Richard Brown wrote:
It is unreasnoble to expect SUSE and the openSUSE Board to conduct the
months of work required to potentially keep openSUSE operating under
the same name while having a Foundation if the community is open to
changing the name of the Project.

Do you believe changing the name is going to be less effort? I am
not convinced of that.

Absolutely not - both have significant effort - though changing the name has
the advantage of being able to involve more of the community in the efforts.

Hence the need for this vote to identify the desires of the community
at large, which is necessary to justify the work required in either
case.

Is there sufficient information on the table for an informed decision?

("We don't have a plan how to do this, nor understanding what it implies,
but let's leave the EU; life is going to be so much better then.")

Much of the work required for either is to investigate the information.

I do not see this as a vote with a promise of a conclusion if either option is
chosen, but a vote indicating which option the community wants the Project to
work towards.

BTW I really dislike the constant Brexit metaphors due to the deep personal
impacts Brexit has, and likely will have, on my life and livelihood.
Brexit is a topic I cannot discuss without significant heartache and tears.
Therefore I’d personally appreciate if people could avoid bringing the
comparison up unnecessarily.


On Wed 2019-10-02, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
But then this has to be clearly stated when voting:

"Do you want the name of the project to be changed?

[ ] Yes
[ ] No

Note that this is just a hint in which direction we will investigate and
prepare. It is well possible, that changing the name will be too much
work and will not happen, even if a majority of voters would want it. It
is also possible that we have to change the name, even if nobody would
want that. After the possibilities have been investigated, we might need
to have another vote to make more informed decisions."

Something like that.

Agreed, that appears to be what the vote really is about.

Gerald
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