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

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 6 19:48:38 EDT 2013

On 7 August 2013 06:06, Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> The total number of TUs isn't fixed. It changes from time to time and it
> might change during a SVP. I agree that it is a rare case but why not
> find a proper way to handle that while we're talking about it...

OK, I was just pointing out what looked most obvious to me, in a
simple way (take the static number, purposely prevent it from changing
by ignoring additions/removals during the vote).

>> [...]
>> * Record active at start, add newly active, ignore newly inactive,
>> ignore newly added, ignore newly removed
> So we're ignoring the fact that adding/removing a TU during the SVP
> distorts the results? Because it is a corner case?

In that option additions/removals are not counted at all (towards
quorum) -- they are exempt. You can, of course, include newly added
but ignore newly removed, following the active/inactive policy. This
was just a suggestion.

All we need is a reasonable (read: pragmatic) system to bring new
people on board to do things in their spare time, so it's fine to not
take it _too_ seriously. Do whatever it takes to automate the process;
the bylaws just prevent us from f*ing up at certain times.


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