Re: Constitution - formal proposal (v0.5.1)
Manoj Srivastava writes ("Re: Constitution - formal proposal (v0.5)"):
> 6.1.4 reads:
> 4. Overrule a developer (requires a 3:1 majority).
> The Technical Committee may ask a developer to take a particular
> technical course of action even if the developer does not wish to;
> this requires a 3:1 majority. For example, the Committee may
> determine that a complaint made by the submitter of a bug is
> justified and that the submitter's proposed solution should be
> Does this mean a vote held by the technical committee? Or a
> vote held as a general SRP? If the former, is there anyway for the
> developrs as a body to override it? Section 4.1 does not mention this
> as a power that the developers have as a group (The technical
> committee is not a delegate, as I read the constituition).
That's right. There is not at the moment a way for the developers to
override the technical committee, other than by amending the
consitution to allow it at the time.
I think that it's a very bad idea to have technical decisions made by
voting amongst a large group of people. The point of the technical
committee is to ensure technical competence and to insulate those
technical decisions from popularity contests and votes.
If might be a good idea to explicitly allow the developers to override
the committee with a 2:1 supermajority, since they can achieve the
same effect by amending the constitution.
I've also been wondering if 2:1 is too low a supermajority for
Does anyone else have any thoughts ? I haven't included any changes
to this area in my most recent draft.
> I think 6.1.4 should be clarified, and 4.1 should be expanded
> to cover the interaction between the technical committee and
> the developers as a group.
> If I find others of a like mind, we can even submit this as a
> formal amendment ;-)
I see you've already done this. However, why don't we wait and see
what other people think, and discuss the matter for a bit ?
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