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Re: "rms-open-letter" GR choice 2: sign https://rms-support-letter.github.io/

On Thu, Apr 01, 2021 at 09:11:29PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Phil Morrell <debian@emorrp1.name> writes:
> > Do the additional proposals made in that week mean the discussion period
> > has automatically been extended? Is the Secretary simply being pragmatic
> > here, executing discretion before announcing the start of the voting
> > period? Or perhaps the DPL has likely requested another alteration?
> Debian constitution A.2:
> 1. The proposer or a sponsor of a motion or an amendment may call for a
>    vote, providing that the minimum discussion period (if any) has
>    elapsed.
> 2. The proposer or any sponsor of a resolution may call for a vote on that
>    resolution and all related amendments.
> The vote does not automatically commence after the end of the discussion
> period.  Someone who is a proposer or sponsor has to explicitly call for
> it.

There is also this in 4.2:
    4. The minimum discussion period is 2 weeks, but may be varied by up
       to 1 week by the Project Leader. The Project Leader has a casting
       vote. There is a quorum of 3Q.

The DPL changed the minimum time for the discussion period to 1 week.
The discussion period is over when a vote is called.


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