[aur-general] Enforcing TU Bylaws
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 14:12:08 EST 2007
On Dec 19, 2007 1:08 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Furthermore, according to the AUR Guidelines wiki page, a TU is defined:
The Trusted User (TU) is a member of the community charged with
keeping the AUR in working order. He/she maintains popular packages,
and votes in administrative matters. A TU is elected from active
community members by current TUs in a democratic process. TUs are the
only members who have a final say in the direction of the AUR.
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