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second for John's amendment


I think that John's modification is a good thing.
Hereby I second the amendment quoted below.


On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 12:19:33PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> --- proposal-srivasta	Fri May 16 09:42:59 2003
> +++ proposal-jaqque	Mon May 19 11:43:13 2003
> @@ -1,139 +1,139 @@
>                      PROPOSAL
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>   Constitutional amendment: Condorcet/Clone Proof SSD  vote tallying:
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Under 4.2 Procedure [for developers during a general resolution or
>  election], change item 3 to read:
>      3. Votes are taken by the Project Secretary. Votes, tallies, and
>         results are not revealed during the voting period; after the
>         vote the Project Secretary lists all the votes cast. The voting
>         period is 2 weeks, but may be varied by up to 1 week by the
>         Project Leader.
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Under 5.2 Appointment of project leader, change item 7 to read:
>      7. The decision will be made using the method specified in section
>         A.6 of the Standard Resolution Procedure.  The quorum is the
>         same as for a General Resolution (s.4.2) and the default
>         option is "None Of The Above".
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Under 6.1 Powers [of the technical committee], change item 7 to read:
>      7. Appoint the Chairman of the Technical Committee.  The Chairman
>         is elected by the Committee from its members. All members of
>         the committee are automatically nominated; the committee votes
>         starting one week before the post will become vacant (or
>         immediately, if it is already too late). The members may vote
>         by public acclamation for any fellow committee member,
>         including themselves; there is no default option. The vote
>         finishes when all the members have voted, or when the voting
>         period has ended. The result is determined using the method
>         specified in section A.6 of the Standard Resolution Procedure.
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Under A.2 Calling for a vote, change items 2 and 4 to read
>      2. The proposer or any sponsor of a resolution may call for a vote on that
>         resolution and all related amendments.
>      4. The minimum discussion period is counted from the time the last
>         formal amendment was accepted, or since the whole resolution
>         was proposed if no amendments have been proposed and accepted.
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Replace A.3 with:
>    A.3. Voting procedure
>      1. Each resolution and its related amendments is voted on in a
>         single ballot that includes an option for the original
>         resolution, each amendment, and the default option (where
>         applicable).
>      2. The default option must not have any supermajority requirements.
>         Options which do not have an explicit supermajority requirement
>         have a 1:1 majority requirement.
>      3. The votes are counted according to the the rules in A.6.  The
>         default option is "Further Discussion", unless specified
>         otherwise.
>      4. In cases of doubt the Project Secretary shall decide on matters
>         of procedure.
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Replace A.5 with:
>    A.5. Expiry
>     If a proposed resolution has not been discussed, amended, voted on or
>     otherwise dealt with for 4 weeks the secretary may issue a statement
>     that the issue is being withdrawn.  If none of the sponsors of any
>     of the proposals object within a week, the issue is withdrawn.
>     The secretary may also include suggestions on how to proceed,
>     if appropriate.
>  ______________________________________________________________________
>  Replace A.6 with:
>     A.6 Vote Counting
>       1. Each voter's ballot ranks the options being voted on.  Not all
>          options need be ranked.  Ranked options are considered
>          preferred to all unranked options.  Voters may rank options
>          equally.  Unranked options are considered to be ranked equally
>          with one another.  Details of how ballots may be filled out
>          will be included in the Call For Votes.
> -     2. If the ballot has a quorum requirement R any options other
> -        than the default option which do not receive at least R votes
> -        ranking that option above the default option are dropped from
> +     2. If the ballot has a quorum requirement R, and less then R votes are
> +        cast, the entire vote is thrown out.  The amendment may be withdrawn,
> +        or a discussion period may be resumed at the sponsor's discretion.
> +     3. Any option with a supermajority requirement which does not defeat
> +        the default option by its required majority ratio is dropped from
>          consideration.
> -     3. Any (non-default) option which does not defeat the default option
> -        by its required majority ratio is dropped from consideration.
>          a. Given two options A and B, V(A,B) is the number of voters
>             who prefer option A over option B.
>          b. An option A defeats the default option D by a majority
>             ratio N, if V(A,D) is strictly greater than N * V(D,A).
>          c. If a supermajority of S:1 is required for A, its majority ratio
> -           is S; otherwise, its majority ratio is 1.
> +           is S.
>       4. From the list of undropped options, we generate a list of
>          pairwise defeats.
>          a. An option A defeats an option B, if V(A,B) is strictly greater
>             than V(B,A).
>       5. From the list of [undropped] pairwise defeats, we generate a
>          set of transitive defeats.
>          a. An option A transitively defeats an option C if A defeats
>             C or if there is some other option B where A defeats B AND
>             B transitively defeats C.
>       6. We construct the Schwartz set from the set of transitive defeats.
>          a. An option A is in the Schwartz set if for all options B,
>             either A transitively defeats B, or B does not transitively
>             defeat A.
>       7. If there are defeats between options in the Schwartz set,
>          we drop the weakest such defeats from the list of pairwise
>          defeats, and return to step 5.
>          a. A defeat (A,X) is weaker than a defeat (B,Y) if V(A,X)
>             is less than V(B,Y).  Also, (A,X) is weaker than (B,Y) if
>             V(A,X) is equal to V(B,Y) and V(X,A) is greater than V(Y,B).
>          b. A weakest defeat is a defeat that has no other defeat weaker
>             than it.  There may be more than one such defeat.
>       8. If there are no defeats within the Schwartz set, then the winner
>          is chosen from the options in the Schwartz set.  If there is
>          only one such option, it is the winner. If there are multiple
>          options, the elector with the casting vote chooses which of those
>          options wins.  
>       RATIONALE: Options which the voters rank above the default option
>       are options they find acceptable.  Options ranked below the default
>       options are options they find unacceptable.
>  ______________________________________________________________________

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