[aur-general] TU application

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Sat Jul 27 13:53:52 EDT 2013

On 2013-07-27 18:31 +0200
Sven-Hendrik Haase wrote:

>> Discussion period has ended. Start the voting:
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/tu/?id=69
>Le voting period has ended. Dicebot-san is now officially Dicebot-sama!
>Let's perform our ritual new-TU-group-hug. Congratulations!

I'm sorry to have to point this out, but the proposal has not been accepted
according to our bylaws. I was going to post the final tally on the list as per

yes: 18
no: 4
abstain: 2
total: 24

I thought that was a low number of votes given the recent influx of TUs, so I
checked the total number of TUs listed on the official page

There are currently 37 active TUs. According to our bylaws

> Quorum shall be 66% of all active TUs 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.
> The proposal is accepted if EITHER
>     the number of YES votes is greater than half the number of active TUs OR
>     quorum has been established and the number of YES votes is greater than the
>     number of NO votes

18/37 < 0.5, so the first condition has not met (19 yes votes needed)

24/37 < 0.66, so the second condition has not been met (25 total votes needed
for quorum)

I voted yes, so I do want this to pass, but if we just ignore the bylaws
whenever it's convenient then there's not much point to having bylaws. We could
hold a vote to make an exception in this instance, but I'm not sure that's the
best way either. It would set a precedent for overriding the bylaws through
simple majority.


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