Re: call for seconds: on firmware
Moritz Muehlenhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 2008-11-16, Russ Allbery <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The secretary isn't a delegate. The secretary has special powers
>> explicitly listed in the Constitution that are not available to the DPL
>> or to a delegate and a selection process mandated by the Constitution
>> that isn't the same as delegation.
> So, what's the process to get rid of the Project Secretary?
Well, there's a cryptic note in 4.1, and I'm not sure what it's supposed
7. In case of a disagreement between the project leader and the incumbent
secretary, appoint a new secretary.
But I think this is just echoing 7.2:
The Project Secretary is appointed by the Project Leader and the
current Project Secretary.
If the Project Leader and the current Project Secretary cannot agree on
a new appointment, they must ask the Developers by way of General
Resolution to appoint a Secretary.
which means that this only applies to the end of the Secretary's term.
Thus, so far as I can tell, the only mechanism is to elect a DPL who will
appoint a different Secretary after the one-year term expires. There is
no provision in section 7 of the Constitution for replacing the Secretary.
Personally, I think this is reasonable given the role of the Secretary as
sort of akin to a Supreme Court. Just to be clear, I personally have no
interest in replacing Manoj as Project Secretary. I think we should reach
a 3:1 majority on this topic and put it to bed permanently, at which point
the debate over the ballot options is irrelevant. Regardless of rulings,
if we don't reach a 3:1 majority and modify a foundation document, we're
going to keep having this discussion.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>