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Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 10:31:24PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> writes:
> > On Thu, 06 Feb 2014, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> >> So let me expand on that a little.  Image the following options
> >> - A: something that doesn't overrule the ctte (1:1)
> >> - B: something that does overrule the ctte (2:1)
> >> - FD
> > In this case, I don't know A could be anything but 2:1, baring riders
> > from the CTTE. If A is technical, it needs the power of the CTTE under
> > §4.1.4 which requires 2:1. [I suppose something could be written which
> > would fall under the DPL's remit.]
> > As I understand it, we'd like to make everything be 1:1, and the method
> > we're trying is to write a proposal in such a way that it automatically
> > enshrouds a non-technical statement by the project in the power of the
> > CTTE.
> > It may be that we can't actually do that, and should instead just have
> > an agreement between CTTE members to enact a decision which followed a
> > position statement GR under §4.1.5.
> I think what we're trying to say looks something like this:
>     If the project holds a GR vote on the topic of the default init
>     system, the winning option of that vote replaces this text in its
>     entirety and becomes the decision of the Technical Committee.  The
>     winning option of the GR vote for this purpose will be decided
>     following the normal rules for deciding the outcome of a General
>     Resolution, with the exception that the 2:1 majority normally required
>     to overule the Technical Committee will not be taken into account.

I think there are basicly 2 ways to go about this:
- You revoke your decision during the GR process so that when
  the GR is being voted on your decision no longer applies and
  the GR isn't trying to override the ctte.  You could for
  instance do this at the call for votes point.
- The GR will be with 2:1 majority and if it comes to a decision
  other than FD, that will be the result.  If the decision of the
  GR is FD you could go and re-intreprete it with the 2:1 majority

I suggest you go for the first option.


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