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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Cc: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>, gentoo-council <gentoo-council@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] A Little Council Reform Anyone?
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 05:32:32
Message-Id: 4A4D97D5.10407@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] A Little Council Reform Anyone? by Tobias Scherbaum
Tobias Scherbaum wrote:
> Alec Warner wrote: >>> What I'd like to see for sure is a formal rule on who can decide to >>> modify or change parts of glep 39. As it's the council's constitution >>> somehow, we have two options from my pov (besides that a former council >>> did decide the council itself can change it's rules): >>> - a large majority (at least 5 out of 7) of council members needs to ack >>> the change >>> - changes to glep 39 require a vote with all developers participating >>> and a large majority (2/3 or 3/4) needs to ack the suggested change >> Just FYI, Gentoo is lucky if 1/2 of the devs vote; so I assume here >> you mean large majority of the people who actually voted. > > Uhrm, yeah ... of course.
I have a few ideas about this that I'll have to put in writing and share later, but let me start by proposing that for such a change we require the support of at least 2/3 of the devs that vote *and* a minimum of 1/3 of all devs. By requiring the support of at least 1/3 of all devs, we can ensure that it won't be possible to have extreme events as getting a policy change approved by > 90% of the voting devs which happen to represent < 10% of all devs. OTOH, requiring 2/3 of the voting devs might prove to be to hard in an election with a high turnout - afaicr we didn't have > 60% turnout in any election in at least the last 2 years.
> - Tobias
-- Regards, Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / SPARC / KDE

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Re: [gentoo-council] A Little Council Reform Anyone? Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>