tl;dr: I second this. On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 10:04:07AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > Effect of the General Resolution > ================================ > > The Debian Developers, by way of General Resolution, amend the Debian > constitution under point 4.1.2 as follows. This General Resolution > requires a 3:1 majority. > > Section 4.2.4 > ------------- > > Strike the sentence "The minimum discussion period is 2 weeks, but may be > varied by up to 1 week by the Project Leader." (A modified version of > this provision is added to section A below.) Add to the end of this > point: > > The default option is "None of the above." > > Section 4.2.5 > ------------- > > Replace "amendments" with "ballot options." > > Section 5.1.5 > ------------- > > Replace in its entirety with: > > Propose General Resolutions and ballot options for General > Resolutions. When proposed by the Project Leader, sponsors for the > General Resolution or ballot option are not required; see §4.2.1. > > Section 5.2.7 > ------------- > > Replace "section §A.6" with "section §A.5". > > Section 6.1.7 > ------------- > > Replace "section §A.6" with "section §A.5". > > Add to the end of this point: > > There is no casting vote. If there are multiple options with no > defeats in the Schwartz set at the end of A.5.8, the winner will be > randomly chosen from those options, via a mechanism chosen by the > Project Secretary. > > Section 6.3 > ----------- > > Replace 6.3.1 in its entirety with: > > 1. Resolution process. > > The Technical Committee uses the following process to prepare a > resolution for vote: > > 1. Any member of the Technical Committee may propose a resolution. > This creates an initial two-option ballot, the other option > being the default option of "Further discussion." The proposer > of the resolution becomes the proposer of the ballot option. > > 2. Any member of the Technical Committee may propose additional > ballot options or modify or withdraw a ballot option they > proposed. > > 3. If all ballot options except the default option are withdrawn, > the process is canceled. > > 4. Any member of the Technical Committee may call for a vote on the > ballot as it currently stands. This vote begins immediately, but > if any other member of the Technical Committee objects to > calling for a vote before the vote completes, the vote is > canceled and has no effect. > > 5. Two weeks after the original proposal the ballot is closed to > any changes and voting starts automatically. This vote cannot be > canceled. > > 6. If a vote is canceled under point 220.127.116.11 later than 13 days > after the initial proposed resolution, the vote specified in > point 18.104.22.168 instead starts 24 hours after the time of > cancellation. During that 24 hour period, no one may call for a > vote. > > Add a new paragraph to the start of 6.3.2 following "Details regarding > voting": > > Votes are decided by the vote counting mechanism described in > section §A.5. The voting period lasts for one week or until the > outcome is no longer in doubt assuming no members change their > votes, whichever is shorter. Members may change their votes until > the voting period ends. There is a quorum of two. The Chair has a > casting vote. The default option is "Further discussion." > > Strike "The Chair has a casting vote." from the existing text and make the > remaining text a separate, second paragraph. > > In 6.3.3, replace "amendments" with "ballot options." > > Add, at the end of section 6.3, the following new point: > > 7. Proposing a general resolution. > > When the Technical Committee proposes a general resolution or a > ballot option in a general resolution to the project under point > 4.2.1, it may delegate the authority to withdraw, amend, or make > minor changes to the ballot option to one of its members. If it > does not do so, these decisions must be made by resolution of the > Technical Committee. > > Section A > --------- > > Replace A.0 through A.4 in their entirety with: > > A.0. Proposal > > 1. The formal procedure begins when a draft resolution is proposed and > sponsored, as required. A draft resolution must include the text of > that resolution and a short single-line summary suitable for > labeling the ballot choice. > > 2. This draft resolution becomes a ballot option in an initial > two-option ballot, the other option being the default option, and > the proposer of the draft resolution becomes the proposer of that > ballot option. > > A.1. Discussion and amendment > > 1. The discussion period starts when a draft resolution is proposed > and sponsored. The minimum discussion period is 2 weeks. The > maximum discussion period is 3 weeks. > > 2. A new ballot option may be proposed and sponsored according to the > requirements for a new resolution. > > 3. The proposer of a ballot option may amend that option provided that > none of the sponsors of that ballot option at the time the > amendment is proposed disagree with that change within 24 hours. If > any of them do disagree, the ballot option is left unchanged. > > 4. The addition of a ballot option or the change via a amendment of a > ballot option changes the end of the discussion period to be one > week from when that action was done, unless that would make the > total discussion period shorter than the minimum discussion period > or longer than the maximum discussion period. In the latter case, > the length of the discussion period is instead set to the maximum > discussion period. > > 5. The proposer of a ballot option may make minor changes to that > option (for example, typographical fixes, corrections of > inconsistencies, or other changes which do not alter the meaning), > providing no Developer objects within 24 hours. In this case the > length of the discussion period is not changed. If a Developer does > object, the change must instead be made via amendment under point > A.1.3. > > 6. The Project Leader may, at any point in the process, increase or > decrease the minimum and maximum discussion period by up to 1 week > from their original values in point A.1.1, except that they may not > do so in a way that causes the discussion period to end within 48 > hours of when this change is made. The length of the discussion > period is then recalculated as if the new minimum and maximum > lengths had been in place during all previous ballot changes under > points A.1.1 and A.1.4. > > 7. The default option has no proposer or sponsors, and cannot be > amended or withdrawn. > > A.2. Withdrawing ballot options > > 1. The proposer of a ballot option may withdraw. If they do, new > proposers may come forward to keep the ballot option alive, in > which case the first person to do so becomes the new proposer and > any others become sponsors if they aren't sponsors already. Any new > proposer or sponsors must meet the requirements for proposing or > sponsoring a new resolution. > > 2. A sponsor of a ballot option may withdraw. > > 3. If the withdrawal of the proposer and/or sponsors means that a > ballot option has no proposer or not enough sponsors to meet the > requirements for a new resolution, and 24 hours pass without this > being remedied by another proposer and/or sponsors stepping > forward, it removed from the draft ballot. This does not change > the length of the discussion period. > > 4. If all ballot options except the default option are withdrawn, the > resolution is canceled and will not be voted on. > > A.3. Calling for a vote > > 1. After the discussion period has ended, the Project Secretary will > publish the ballot and call for a vote. The Project Secretary may > do this immediately following the end of the discussion period and > must do so within five days of the end of the discussion period. > > 2. The Project Secretary determines the order of ballot options. At > their discretion they may reword the single-line summaries for > clarity. > > 3. Minor changes to ballot options under point A.1.5 may not be made > after or within 24 hours of the end of the discussion period unless > the Project Secretary agrees the change does not alter the meaning > of the ballot option and (if it would do so) warrants delaying the > vote. The Project Secretary will allow 24 hours for objections > after any such change before issuing the call for a vote. > > 4. No new ballot options may be proposed, no ballot options may be > amended, and no proposers or sponsors may withdraw within 24 hours > of the end of the discussion period unless this action successfully > extends the discussion period under point A.1.4 by at least 24 > additional hours. > > 5. Actions to preserve the existing ballot may be taken within 24 > hours of the end of the discussion period, namely a sponsor > objecting to an amendment under point A.1.3, a Developer objecting > to a minor change under point A.1.5, stepping forward as the > proposer for an existing ballot option whose original proposer has > withdrawn it under point A.2.1, or sponsoring an existing ballot > option that has fewer than the required number of sponsors because > of the withdrawal of a sponsor under point A.2.2. > > 6. The Project Secretary may make an exception to point A.3.4 and > accept changes to the ballot after they are no longer allowed, > provided that this is done at least 24 hours prior to the issuance > of a call for a vote. All other requirements for making a change to > the ballot must still be met. This is expected to be rare and > should only be done if the Project Secretary believes it would be > harmful to the best interests of the project for the change to not > be made. > > A.4. Voting procedure > > 1. Options which do not have an explicit supermajority requirement > have a 1:1 majority requirement. The default option does not have > any supermajority requirements. > > 2. The votes are counted according to the rules in section §A.5. > > 3. In cases of doubt the Project Secretary shall decide on matters of > procedure. > > Strike section A.5 in its entirety. > > Rename section A.6 to A.5. > > Replace the paragraph at the end of section A.6 (now A.5) with: > > When the vote counting mechanism of the Standard Resolution Procedure > is to be used, the text which refers to it must specify who has a > casting vote, the quorum, the default option, and any supermajority > requirement. The default option must not have any supermajority > requirements. seconded & looking forward to the new version with typos fixed :) -- cheers, Holger ⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ holger@(debian|reproducible-builds|layer-acht).org ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ OpenPGP: B8BF54137B09D35CF026FE9D 091AB856069AAA1C ⠈⠳⣄ Never waste a crisis.
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