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Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution

On Thu, 06 Feb 2014, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 10:22:15AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > Either of these options will require 2:1, though.
> > 
> > Let me quote §4.1.4:
> > 
> >    Together, the Developers may: [...] Make or override any decision
> >    authorised by the powers of the Technical Committee, provided they
> >    agree with a 2:1 majority.
> > 
> > As you can see, there's no difference between making a decision which
> > requires the CTTE powers (first proposed method), or overriding a
> > decision which requires the CTTE powers (second proposed method).
> It's not clear to me which powers of the the ctte they would be
> overriding.

They would either be using the powers of the CTTE in 6.1.2, 6.1.1, or

My point is that there's no difference in the constitution between
developers /making/ a decision that requires CTTE powers and
/overriding/ a decision which requires CTTE powers. [If that was clear
previously, I apologize in advance for becoming more emphatic.]

I suppose there could be some draft texts which did not actually require
the CTTE powers (as a position statement, say), but without language to
the contrary in the CTTE's decision, the majority needed is irrelevant
to whether the CTTE has vacated its decision or not.

Don Armstrong                      http://www.donarmstrong.com

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