Re: Denied vote and the definition of a DD
First and formost, this discussion doesn't belong on -legal at all, as
-legal isn't the body responsible for interpreting the constitution.
That's the Secretary's job under 7.1.3. Forwarding to -vote as that
(or possibly -project) is the correct list.
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005, Taral wrote:
> Quoted with permission:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 12:17:36AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 22:50:47 -0600, Taral <email@example.com> said:
> > > On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 06:15:41PM -0600, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> > >> NOTE: The vote must be GPG signed (or PGP signed) with your key
> > >> that is in the Debian keyring.
> > > Can I send in my vote by mail? If not, what alternate mechanism
> > > exists? If none, please make one. I don't want to be left out of
> > > the voting because of someone else's inaction.
> > I'm sorry, but I don't think I can just make up rules. You need to
> > be a DD in good standing in order to vote, and that essentially
> > means having a key in the keyring.
> Questions to consider:
> 1. Whence does the requirement for signed votes come from?
Via 7.1.1 and A.6.1
> 2. Who is empowered to change the policy surrounding the voting
If the change requires a change to the constitution, the Developers
are by an appropriate GR. Otherwise, the Secretary sets the policy.
> 3. By what authority can the Secretary reject an authenticatable
> vote provided by alternate means? (e.g. notarized document by
> certified mail)
By 7.1.1 and A.6.1 again.
> 4. What defines who is and is not a Debian Developer?
Having control of a valid key in the keyring is pretty much the de
facto definition of a Debian Developer.
> 5. How do I fix my current problem?
Getting your key into the debian keyring
If you are an old debian developer who hasn't uploaded your
packages for a long time, and your key is not in the keyring,
send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the situation,
and including your public PGP key.
All new maintainers should apply at http://nm.debian.org/, and
your key(s) will be added to the keyring as part of the admission
The solution to a problem changes the problem.
-- Peer's Law