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Re: voting for the chair

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 03:04:40PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:

>         6.1.7: ... "the committee votes starting one week before the
>                post will become vacant (or immediately, if it is
>                already too late)." 

>  So, the voting period started when Ian said he was stepping down.

>                "The vote finishes when all the members have voted, or
>                when the voting period has ended."

>  So, no short circuit  "when the outcome is no longer in doubt".

>               "The result is determined using the method specified in
>               section A.6 of the Standard Resolution Procedure. "

>         Since nothing is said about the voting period, I would say it
>  defaults from the section 6.3 Procedure:

>           6.3.1 ... "There is no minimum discussion period; the voting
>                 period lasts for up to one week, or until the outcome
>                 is no longer in doubt. Members may change their
>                 votes. There is a quorum of two.

>  The since 6.1.7 explicitly talks about  the ending period, it
>  overrides the general procedure, but the period of one week applies
>  from 6.3.1.

Thanks, that seems to settle the issue and confirms me as the chair. 

>         Of course, a GR to disambiguate section 6.1.7 would be OK too :)


Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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