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GR proposal, Call for Seconds - term limit for the tech-ctte

[ Cross post -vote, -project ; M-F-T: to -vote.

  For more background information on the development of this proposal,
  see https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2014/11/msg00274.html ]

I'm hereby formally submitting the GR proposal included below between
dashed double lines, and calling for seconds.  With respect to past
discussions on the -vote mailing list, this is the proposal code-named
"2-S"; see [1,2] for (the last known versions of) alternative proposals.

[1]: https://people.debian.org/~zack/gr-ctte-term-limit/
[2]: http://git.upsilon.cc/?p=text/gr-ctte-term-limit.git;a=tree

The Constitution is amended as follows:

--- constitution.txt.orig	2014-11-17 18:02:53.314945907 +0100
+++ constitution.2-S.txt	2014-11-21 16:56:47.328071287 +0100
@@ -299,8 +299,20 @@
        Project Leader may appoint new member(s) until the number of
        members reaches 6, at intervals of at least one week per
-    5. If the Technical Committee and the Project Leader agree they may
+    5. A Developer is not eligible to be (re)appointed to the Technical
+       Committee if they have been a member within the previous 12 months.
+    6. If the Technical Committee and the Project Leader agree they may
        remove or replace an existing member of the Technical Committee.
+    7. Term limit:
+         1. On January 1st of each year the term of any Committee member
+            who has served more than 42 months (3.5 years) and who is one
+            of the two most senior members is set to expire on December
+            31st of that year.
+         2. A member of the Technical Committee is said to be more senior
+            than another if they were appointed earlier, or were appointed
+            at the same time and have been a member of the Debian Project
+            longer. In the event that a member has been appointed more
+            than once, only the most recent appointment is relevant.
   6.3. Procedure

As a transitional measure, if this GR is passed after January 1st, 2015,
then the provision of section § is taken to have occurred on January
1st, 2015.

I'd like to thank Anthony Towns for introducing the term limit idea
several months ago [3] and for his help in polishing it through several
rounds of feedback on the -vote mailing list.

[3]: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/05/threads.html#00054

Stefano Zacchiroli  . . . . . . .  zack@upsilon.cc . . . . o . . . o . o
Maître de conférences . . . . . http://upsilon.cc/zack . . . o . . . o o
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