[aur-general] [tu-bylaws][PATCH] Voting Period

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Fri Aug 16 11:02:25 EDT 2013

On 2013-08-16 11:00 +0200
Lukas Fleischer wrote:

>On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 03:15:27PM +0000, Xyne wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The discussion period has ended. Please cast your votes:
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/tu/?id=70
>I know that it is a bit late for comments on the proposal but I just
>noticed that your patch doesn't seem to change the sentence mentioning
>that TUs are counted at the end of a vote. Is that intentional or did
>you just miss that?

I did indeed forget to add a statement that TUs should be counted at the
beginning of the voting period. I can't find any clause that states the quorum
is counted at the end, only participation.

I suggest the following additional change, which adds a clause to the SVP
section and patches the current Quorum section:

>Only those TUs who are counted towards quorum may participate in the vote.
>Quorums ensure that all matters decided by vote are representative of the TU
>group. All TUs are expected to participate in all votes and the preceding
>discussions whenever possible.
>Quorum shall be 66% of all TUs at the start of the voting period and
>participation shall be measured by the sum of YES, NO and ABSTAIN votes, UNLESS
>otherwise stated in a section of the bylaws pertaining to the proposal.

Given that this was part of the discussion I doubt that anyone who voted yes
would object to the changes, but I do not know how to proceed.

On 2013-08-16 13:10 +0200
Florian Pritz wrote:

>On 16.08.2013 11:00, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
>> Also, I just wondered whether it is okay to accept a proposal before the
>> voting period ends? Currently, there are 19 yes votes, 37 TUs and there
>> is no way the number of TUs can increase until the end of the proposal.
>No, people should be allowed to vote no if they feel the change is wrong
>just for the sake of letting the others know. (IMHO)
>I'm not sure if we have any rule about that though. In case you can't
>find one assume we can't accept it before the end.

We have encountered this situation before. The consensus was that it is better
to wait and let everyone cast their vote, even if acceptance is guaranteed. By
our own bylaws, the votes are tallied at the end of the voting period anyway.


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