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

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:

> ]] Stefano Zacchiroli 
>> 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.
> I like the term limit concept.  I'm wondering if we should have a wider
> proposal in which we just make the CTTE an elected body.  I'm not sure
> it's a good idea, but I'm also not sure if it's been discussed at all
> (only having followed some of the -vote discussions around this from the
> web archives).

Wouldn't it have been great if the various factions around the systemd
issue had got the idea early on to try to stuff the committee with their
respective friends before the decision.

Personally I think there's more than enough voting going on as it is,
and adding reasons to have more regular votes will just promote the idea
(that is already rather hard to dissuade people of) that all one needs to
do is vote for a thing, and somehow it will magically do itself.

It does not strike me as obvious that popularity correlates to
competence.  Also, it would not be helpful if members of the committee
were tempted to take the popular side of an argument, against their
better judgement, because they were coming to the end of their term, and
they would like to be reelected.

Cheers, Phil.
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