[aur-general] Enforcing TU Bylaws

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 14:08:19 EST 2007

On Dec 19, 2007 1:01 PM, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007 1:56 PM, Leslie P. Polzer <leslie.polzer at gmx.net> wrote:
> >
> > >> > Why not? Are you marked as inactive?
> > >>
> > >> I can declare myself to be so, if it helps.
> > >
> > > Sounds like you're trying to shirk responsibility here. I have to
> > > agree with Callan here. If you're active, you should note ignore the
> > > voting threads - it's part of the responsibilities of the TUs. If a
> > > person doesn't want to do this, doesn't want to be part of the group
> > > and simply wants to pump out packages it's probably a better idea to
> > > run your own custom repo instead of being part of what should be a
> > > democratic group.
> >
> > It depends on one's view of a TU's duties. Mine obviously differ considerably
> > from yours. I cherish the friendship amoung TUs, but I currently confine
> > myself to contributing the little bit here and there. One might call it
> > following the "half a TU is better than none" philosophy.
> If I approached my paid job with the attitude of "doing half my work
> is better than doing none of my work" I'd be fired in a heartbeat,
> replaced by someone who'd do the whole job - I don't like that kind of
> attitude personally.
> However, seeing as how this is an elected volunteer position, the
> dynamic is different - you won't get 'fired' as a TU for only
> maintaining packages and never voting, for instance, although that
> seems to be what the original starter of the thread would like to
> start as a policy.  It's been a while since I've read the bylaws, so I
> have no idea of whether it explicitly states that TUs have to vote,
> but I'd be surprised if that isn't the case, since quorum is expected.

>From the by laws:
A TU may declare themselves inactive, for instance if they are going
on vacation, by sending a message to tur-users. TUs are expected to
step down altogether if they plan on becoming inactive for a period
longer than 2 months. It is expected that while inactive, a TU is
unable to maintain packages and partake in normal TU activities.

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