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Re: Denied vote and the definition of a DD

On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 20:31:03 -0600, Taral  <taral@taral.net> said: 

> On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 02:10:28PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
>> 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.

> That's funny. The Secretary appears to be of the opinion that he
> cannot "make up rules".

>> > 1. Whence does the requirement for signed votes come from?
>> Via 7.1.1 and A.6.1

> That would imply that the Secretary can accept votes by other
> means. It also implies that the Secretary could insist that all
> votes be communicated by comments on a bank wire transfer.

	Well, at  least for the general resolution, 4.2.6 specifies
 ballots are cast by email. But yes, there is nothing concrete about
 votes for a DPL election.

>> > 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.

> I don't think so. The document you quote below indicates that loss
> of control of the key does not invalidate one's status as a DD.

	I would strongly suggest that loss of control of a key results
 in a loss of some privileges, like directly being able to upload
 packages, and to vote via email (since one can't ascertain whose vote
 it is).

	But, you are correct, since the constitution does not say that
 DPL election ballots are required to be by email, I hereby specify
 this alternate mechanism, which shall allow me to ascertain that the
 vote is from a DD:

	a) Present me with a picture ID signed by a person in NM, of
	   the DAM, or the DPL, or K people whose keys are in the
	   keyring,  AND
        b) show me, in person, two picture ID's issued by a governemt
           that demonstrate who you are, and match the signed the
           signed picture in a)
        c) tell me, personally, what your vote is during the voting
           period. Be prepared to do the same with an auditor is the
           vote is ever audited.

	And then you may vote.

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