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Re: [opensuse-project] Election Committee Set to Open Vote on Project Name
  • From: Adam Spiers <ASpiers@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:49:26 +0000
  • Message-id: <20191015164922.ulpvahkixdapdgey@pacific.linksys.moosehall>
Richard Brown <rbrown@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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.

Brexit impacts me personally and deeply upsets me too. So I'm
genuinely sympathetic and sorry to prolong your discomfort. But I'm
afraid problems are not solved by pretending they don't exist, or by
not learning from history.

I initially objected when the comparison between this openSUSE vote
and the Brexit referendum was first made, on the grounds the two votes
are obviously vastly different. But I have since realised that
despite the enormous differences in the *topics* of the votes, there
are many disturbing parallels in the *way* in which the votes are
being held.

A huge amount of grief caused by Brexit could have been avoided if the
vote had been conducted in a way which ensured voters were crystal
clear what outcome they were voting for. Surely this is obvious,
especially with the benefit of hindsight. Let's not repeat the
same mistake here.
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