Bug#636783: TC constitutional issues
Andreas Barth writes ("Bug#636783: TC constitutional issues"):
> * Ian Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) [140227 19:27]:
> > * 2:1 supermajority for TC overrides should be abolished (seems
> > we are probably agreed on this - speak now if not)
> I prefer if any decision to override the TC is statistically safe,
> i.e. not just one vote above 50%. For the init system decision I
> expected this to be the case anyways (so I'm happy with the GR rider),
> but for "normal overrides" I would prefer something like 55% or "at
> least 20 votes more" or so. (I don't have any detailed opinion on what
> is adequate, but I prefer it to be a bit more than 1:1).
Do you think it likely that the project might have a series of GRs
with contradictory outcomes ?
I think that if feeling is very close the right answer is to have it
decided by bare majority in a GR. If you did as you suggest, and the
override GR failed 200 in favour vs 199 against, the holding of a
another GR would be nearly inevitable.