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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
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