Voting no, for the record. In addition to the points raised regarding the length of term, this resolution purports to be a "decision in advance" about who will be elected chair at various future points, which I don't believe is constitutionally valid. If a resolution were proposed that was a statement of intent only, and if we can come to some agreement again about the term length, I would vote yes. -- Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world. email@example.com http://www.debian.org/ On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 12:20:11PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote: > I hereby propose the resolution below and call for a vote (and > obviously, vote in favour). > WHEREAS > > 1. The Technical Committee feels that additional dynamism would be > achieved by rotating the post of Chairman of the Committee. > > 2. There are certain constitutional issues with simply voting on a > rota. In particular: > > 3. The constitution does not provide for the Chairman to be removed by > the Committee. (This is arguably a mistake.) > > THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS > > 3. The intent is that the Chairmanship should rotate through the > committee in the following order, > Ian Jackson > Steve Langasek > Raul Miller > Manoj Srivastava > Anthony Towns > Andreas Barth > Bdale Garbee > Each Committee member will server for one calendar month UTC, and > then the cycle will repeat (starting again with Ian Jackson). > (This list was constructed by taking the list alphabetical by > surname from the Technical Committee web page and rotating it so > that Ian, the current sitting Chairman, is at the top.) > > 4. The rota starts with Ian Jackson for February 2006. > > 5. This resolution should be construed as a decision in advance on the > part of the Committee to elect the next member of the rota, at each > relevant point. > > 6. Agreement with this resolution by each committee member should be > construed as a appropriate notices of the resignation of that > committee member from the Chairmanship at the end of their > scheduled month (subject to this resolution passing). > > 7. If a Technical Committee member does not state their agreement > with this resolution, and does not state an notice of resignation > equivalent to that in 6 above, before their term starts, then that > TC member is not elected to Chairman, and it is as if their name > were omitted from the list in paragraph 3. > > 8. Two TC members may swap their Chairmanship months, by mutual > agreement, by giving joint notice on the Committee public list at > least 2 weeks in advance.
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