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From Stephen McConnell <>
Subject Re: [RFC] Bylaws
Date Thu, 08 Apr 2004 23:06:01 GMT
Adam R. B. Jack wrote:
> Ok, whilst sitting in the dentist's waiting room I was able to read these.
> FWIIW: I can now attest that reading bylaws is more fun than having root
> canal work. I won't say how much. ;-)


> The only reason I raise this is that 'active committers' can have binding
> vetoes, and I can see that a voting deadlock could occur. I don't see any
> way for the PMC to break a deadlock, other than remove committer rights,
> which seem lousy brute force. That all said ... what the heck ... I really
> don't want to get all lawyer-ish on this. Perhaps we just deal with things
> if they ever occur.

In the case of a deadlock - the chair has "super human powers endorsed 
to him/her by the board" and as such can take the final decision (beside 
- deadlock conditions never seem to happen in reality).

0.02, etc.



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