Okey Dokey, I can take a stab at your request.
I would be in favor of this:
IF the by-laws can be interpreted to allow for a "hiatus" until the guy or gal that is unreachable is back in due form, that would be great. i.e. He or she can be allowed to remain a tu, but does not have their non-voting participation held against them or US, because we do not include them in the total number of expected voting tu s I think we have a good basis for a nice organization. AND the quorum numbers and such needed for the voting process will be usable again without banishing people that are having some sort of problems we can only guess at.
IF the by-laws cannot or will not be interpreted this way, then I suggest we change them so that we can have inactive tu s without removing them altogether.
Anyways, that is my opinion.
Very best regards;
This is an email to propose the removal of the Trusted User xterminus (Charles Mauch), I feel this is required so the group of Trusted Users does not stagnate and he is the perfect candidate for putting the bylaws into effect. xterminus has been gone for what I believe is months without any sort of notification, he has not maintained any of his packages nor has he participated in any of the votes.
This will begin the 3 day discussion period as written in the bylaws.
I'll start: as much as don't like to do this to someone I knew as well as xterminus the fact is he has disappeared off the face of the earth, nobody knows where he's gone, nobody knows if he'll be back. He does not respond to email and he hasn't done anything as a TU in months, nobody has seen him on irc and his website seems to have long expired. I think his removal is the best thing to do.
I know xterminus maintained a *lot* of packages in community, most of them being CPAN modules which, according to xterminus, had a whole set of special scripts he used to maintain them. I don't think it's a good idea to put them into unsupported and that they should be deleted from community altogether, any other packages he maintained that are left over should be taken on by whatever TU can handle them and then anything left should be put into unsupported.
I'd like to hear anyone else's opinion on this.
-- Callan 'wizzomafizzo' Barrett