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Re: Technical committee resolution

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:57:15AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 13:48:28 +1100, Anthony Towns
> <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said:  
> >    3. When there are 8 members, the Project Leader may appoint any
> >       Developer to the Technical Committee replacing the longest
> >       serving current member, provided there have not already been 2
> >       or more appointments to the Technical Committee during the
> >       current Leader's term.
>         This is a bad idea. The length of term of service is a bad
>  indicator of utility of the member to Debian. Consider this scenario:
>  what if the longest serving members are the most active members of the
>  team, and the newer members being mostly MIA, you have just degraded
>  the tech ctte's utility.
>         The grounds for removing people should be whether they are
>  present at all (which is the criteria used when we last shed  people
>  from the ctte), or some measure of the quality of contribution.
>         Most of the arguments posited against term limits apply here;
>  because this is just term limits in disguise (with a term limit of 4
>  years).

AJ explicitely commented that it would be possible for the DPL to
remove/reappoint somebody at one go, essentially making them the
youngest standing member on the TC and recognizing their utility.


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