Re: Draft GR for supermajority fix
On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Kurt Roeckx <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 04:11:21AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Therefore, in the Debian Constitution amend A.6(3) as follows:
>> 3. Any (non-default) option which does not defeat the default
>> option by its required majority ratio is dropped from
>> 1. Given two options A and B, V(A,B) is the number of voters
>> who prefer option A over option B.
>> - 2. An option A defeats the default option D by a majority
>> - ratio N, if V(A,D) is strictly greater than N * V(D,A).
>> - 3. If a supermajority of S:1 is required for A, its majority
>> - ratio is S; otherwise, its majority ratio is 1.
>> + 2. An option A defeats the default option D by its
>> + required majority ratio if:
>> + (a) V(A,D) is strictly greater than V(D,A); and
>> + (b) if a supermajority of N:M is required for A,
>> + M * V(A,D) is greater than or equal to N * V(D,A).
> I'm also not very happy with the wording of supermajority. It's
> not really defined what it means, but is used. For instance
> 126.96.36.199 talks about a "3:1 majority" and not about a
> supermajority. I will probably translate this to if N > 1
> for use in devotee.
The original patch for this issue changed those to refer to a
Using the term "supermajority" consistently to refer to 3:1 etc but
not 1:1 seems like the clearer approach to me.
Anthony Towns <email@example.com>