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Re: GR: Selecting the default init system for Debian

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 09:21:41AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> "Didier 'OdyX' Raboud" <odyx@debian.org> writes:
> > Le dimanche, 19 janvier 2014, 12.39:01 Ian Jackson a écrit :
> >> I agree.  I think that would be quite bad.  We could explicitly state
> >> in our TC resolution that the TC decision can be vacated by General
> >> Resolution on a simple majority.
> > I don't think our constitution allows a resolution of the TC to change 
> > how §4.1.4 has to be interpreted for a GR overriding it[0]. It would 
> > certainly need to be checked with the secretary (CC'ed, just in case).
> Personally, I think we should amend the constitution to remove this
> requirement, but in the meantime, it's obviously possible for the TC to
> change its own decision.  So, failing any other approach, the TC can
> simply vote to adopt the GR decision as its own decision, which only
> requires a simple majority in the TC (assuming this isn't a matter that
> involves a maintainer override).

Indeed, or at least to allow this to happen if tech-ctte wishes it.

> I'll defer to the secretary on whether it makes sense for the TC to do
> this in advance, or whether to be formally correct we would have to do so
> after the GR had passed.

So will I, but I believe it should be sufficiently clear at the moment
to the developer body at large where the -ctte's view on this matter is.


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