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Re: More formal proposals

>>"Ian" == Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

Ian> * Manoj's has an ambiguous sentence in s.6.1(4) where the
Ian> tech. ctte overrides an individual developer: ... this requires a
Ian> 3:1 majority *of all the Technical Committee members currently
Ian> seated* (emphasis for Manoj's added text).  I think this is a
Ian> rather ill-thought-out attempt to change the voting rules for
Ian> such decisions.  It's not clear to me what the exact effect is
Ian> intended to be, but it's probably to count all abstentions as
Ian> `no's.  I think this is a bad idea because it doesn't cope with
Ian> the situation where technical committee members are unavailable.
Ian> 2:1 majority for such a small committee is already quite a strong
Ian> requirement, IMO.

	The desired effect was to ensure that the committe may not be
 hijacked (possibly when some members were unavailable for a period)
 and a single tech committe member calling a vote, voting themselves
 (as no other tech committee member are available), and making a
 developer do nasty things ;-)

	In retrospect, giving developers the power to put a tech
 committee decision on hold is a better solution.

	I still think a minimum number of people involved in a tech
 committee vote should be specified.

	Also, how does the proposer of a motion or an amendment
 withdraw it from consideration? Do the seconders of such a motion or
 amendment have any say in this matter?

 When played from a sand trap, a ball which does not clear the trap on
 being struck may be hit again on the roll without counting an extra
 stroke.  In no case will more than two strokes be counted in playing
 from a trap, since it is only reasonable to assume that if the player
 had time to concentrate on his shot, instead of hurrying it so as not
 to delay his partners, he would be out in two.  -- Donald A. Metz
Manoj Srivastava  <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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