# Re: [DRAFT] Maximum term for tech ctte members

```On 19/11/14 at 19:21 +0000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:55:28AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > That said, I now am convinced that "2" (without "salvaging" by expiries
> > of non-senior members) is a better model than "2-R". I've pondered your
> > arguments below, but I don't find them convincing.  Specifically,
>
> Note that with Ian, Russ and Colin's resignation announcements we have a
> test case of the difference between these two options:

If I got this right...

>  "2": Russ, Ian resign, either (Bdale, Steve expire; Colin resigns) or
>       (Colin resigns; Bdale, Steve expire) leaving just Andi, Don and
>       Keith on the committee, with five spots to fill come January,
>       and Andi and Don due to expire Jan 1st 2016.

2016-01-01: Andi and Don expire, 2 replacements
2017-01-01: Keith is the oldest member with 3.09y, nobody expires
2018-01-01: Keith is the oldest member with 4.09y, nobody expires
2019-01-01: Keith membership expires, none of the other does
2020-01-01: we have 5 members over the 4.5y limit, two expire
2021-01-01: we have 3+2=5 members over the 4.5y limit, two expire

>  "2-R": Russ, Ian, Colin resign; nobody expires; Bdale, Steve, Andi, Don,
>       Keith remain on the committee, with three spots to fill come
>       January, and Bdale and Steve due to expire Jan 1st 2016.

2016-01-01: Bdale and Steve expire, 2 replacements
2017-01-01: Andi and Don expire, 2 replacements
2018-01-01: Keith is the oldest member with 4.09y, nobody expires
2019-01-01: Keith membership expires, none of the other does
2020-01-01: we have 3 members over the 4.5y limit, two expire
2021-01-01: we have 1+2=3 members over the 4.5y limit, two expire

I think that the "2-R" behaviour is more desirable, as it avoids 2 years
without replacements in 2017 and 2018. Note that this isn't about the
"2-R" rule as we could have the same behaviour by keeping the "2" rule
and simply dropping the transitional measure (and passing the GR after
2015-01-01, or having a transitional measure that annihilates the
expiring on 2015-01-01)

Lucas

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