Re: Discussion: Possible GR: Enhance requirements for General Resolutions
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On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:52:37AM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 01:50:37AM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>>>> b) Delaying a decision of a Delegate or the DPL [§4.2(2.2)],
>>>> as well as resolutions against a shortening of discussion/voting
>>>> period or to overwrite a TC decision [§4.2(2.3)] requires floor(Q)
>>>> developers to sponsor the resolution.
>>>> c) the definition of K gets erased from the constitution. [§4.2(7)]
>>> what I'd like to add here is something in the lines of
>>> d) If a resolution will affect an upcoming release which is already
>>> frozen, the resolution needs twice the number of sponsors as defined
>>> in a).
>>> This should help to avoid that some random people try to stop a release
>>> in the latest moment if there's not a really good reason to do so. If
>>> we want Debian to be used in business ("enterprise" *gasp*)
>>> installations, we should at least be able to tell people when we're
>>> about to release, without having them to fear a delay for months or
>>> years due to a GR.
>> I disagree: Debian release when ready, not in time. Which is good!
>> If anyone creates a vote close to (expected) release, then they have a
>> good reason to do that. Which we should not suppress by designing our
>> rules to favor releasing "in time".
>If there's a good reason to create the GR I'm sure they'd find enough
>sponsors. Realeasing in time becomes more and more important these days - so I
>can't see anything wrong here.
What I find wrong is to design the fundamental rules so that release
schedule is implicitly favored.
Why require the double amount of sponsors for GRs close to release, if
not because the release itself is considered valuable in itself?
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