[aur-general] TU Bylaws amendment proposal

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 15:40:52 EDT 2010

On Thu 02 Sep 2010 08:52 +0000, Xyne wrote:
> > > Another wording which I find easier to understand would be a
> > > modification of the new sentence introduced by Xyne from:
> > > "The quorum is counted among TUs who are active throughout both the
> > > discussion period and the voting period."
> > >
> > > to:
> > > "The quorum is counted among TUs who are active at the point of time
> > > the voting is started at the AUR but every TU is allowed to vote."
> If a TU then becomes inactive during the vote and prior to casting his or her
> own vote, he or she would still count towards the quorum, which doesn't make
> sense.
> Second proposal:
> > The quorum is normally counted among TUs who are active from the
> > beginning of the discussion period until the end of the voting
> > period. Other TUs may participate in the vote if they wish, in which
> > case they shall be among those counted to establish quorum.
> Example:
> * 20 active TUs during the whole procedure (start of discussion to end
> of vote):
>     quorum is 14 (0.66 * 20, rounding up)
> * 2 new and one inactive TU decide to participate:
>     quorum becomes 16 (0.66 * 23, rounding up)
> The second sentence thus prevents skewed quorums.

Yeah I agree. A TU should be active throught the discussion period and
the first day of voting for them to be counted in the quorum.

I don't think we should necessarily assume that a new TU has been active
and following the other issues though.

It may also become an issue if an inactive TU votes on a heated or
controversial issue, so I think we shouldn't count any inactive TUs in
the quorum, or votes. They could badly skew the vote if they aren't
counted in quorum, but their vote is counted.

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