I second Sam's resolution below: also sprach Sam Hartman <email@example.com> [2015-10-27 10:22 +1300]: > I'd like to call for seconds on the following resolution. > Since the previous resolution appears dead I'd like to call for seconds > on the amendment I made to that resolution as its own resolution. > Obviously I'm proposing the option I most favor. > If others want to propose the original version as an amendment they can > do so. > > ----- GENERAL RESOLUTION STARTS ----- > > > Constitutional Amendment: TC Supermajority Fix > > Prior to the Clone Proof SSD GR in June 2003, the Technical > Committee could overrule a Developer with a supermajority of 3:1. > > Unfortunately, the definition of supermajorities in the SSD GR has a > off-by-one error. In the new text a supermajority requirement is met > only if the ratio of votes in favour to votes against is strictly > greater than the supermajority ratio. > > In the context of the Technical Committee voting to overrule a > developer that means that it takes 4 votes to overcome a single > dissenter. And with a maximum committee size of 8, previously two > dissenters could be outvoted by all 6 remaining members; now that > is no longer possible. > > This change was unintentional, was contrary to the original intent > of the Constitution, and is unhelpful. > > For the avoidance of any doubt, this change does not affect any > votes (whether General Resolutions or votes in the Technical > Committee) in progress at the time the change is made. > > Therefore, amend the Debian Constitution as follows: > > Index: doc/constitution.wml > =================================================================== > --- doc/constitution.wml (revision 10982) > +++ doc/constitution.wml (working copy) > @@ -913,7 +913,7 @@ > </li> > <li> > An option A defeats the default option D by a majority > - ratio N, if V(A,D) is strictly greater than N * V(D,A). > + ratio N, if V(A,D) is greater or equal to N * V(D,A) and V(A,D) is strictly greater than V(D,A). > </li> > <li> > If a supermajority of S:1 is required for A, its majority ratio > > > > > > > Constitutional Amendment: Fix duplicate section numbering. > > The current Debian Constitution has two sections numbered A.1. > This does not currently give rise to any ambiguity but it is > undesirable. > > Fix this with the following semantically neutral amendment: > > - Renumber the first section A.1 to A.0. > > > ----- GENERAL RESOLUTION ENDS ----- -- .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> @martinkrafft : :' : proud Debian developer `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems if you see an onion ring -- answer it!
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