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Re: supermajority requirements and their inheritance (was: Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware)

On Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 08:09:15AM +0200, Ansgar wrote:
> On Mon, 2022-09-05 at 21:51 +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > You can argue that the developers making the installer and live images,
> > and those maintaining the website can make those decisions. You can even
> > say that they have made decisions. So those options could be seen as
> > overriding a Developer, using the power of the Technical Committee.
> > 
> > Assuming we actually went that way, 6.1.4 requires a 3:1 majority, but
> > 4.1.4 only a 2:1 majority. I think we take the highest majority
> > requirement in that case, so 3:1.
> I think it is bad to transfer supermajority requirements among one
> group of voters (tech-ctte) to a very different group of voters (all
> DD). Though I agree the constitution is not clear on this.
> It might be better to just get rid of both supermajority requirements:
> if 50% of all DDs agree on some implementation detail, it's probably
> fine to do it that way. I don't see a good reason to require 67% to
> agree: that would be the supermajority requirement for constitutional
> changes in several countries (e.g., Germany).

Note that 3:1 is more like 75%, 2:1 is like 67%.


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