[aur-general] [tu-bylaws] [PATCH] Honor TUs who become active/inactive during votes

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Tue Aug 6 07:12:32 EDT 2013

On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Lukas Fleischer
<archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 08:24:20AM +0800, Rashif Ray Rahman wrote:
>> On 6 August 2013 05:53, Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> Any other opinions?
Yes, we should drop completely the active statement.
This will simplify computation and restore the purpose of the quorum!

"requirement for a quorum is protection against totally
unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small
number of persons."
(c) Wikipedia

If you think the quorum is too high, it's better to reduce it (or remove it).
Currently it's 66%, that means 33% of voters can be in holidays, in
hospital, in travels and don't have in a 2 weeks time frame a way to
read some mails and vote.
In absolute it means : 12 TUs on 36 doesn't have time to vote.
So, to take a decision we need at least  13 voters ((36-12)/2+1) on 36 TUs.
That means we need a bit more than 33% of the total TUs to have a
motion pass. I'm not sure it's necessary to change this.

What you suggest is automatic hijacking of the quorum, in purpose to
reducing the number of voters.
With the new system, we can have a motion pass with 1 voters if every
TU goes a the next fosdem :)


Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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