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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] eliminate vetoes on personnel votes
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:47:49 GMT
On 1/30/2012 7:44 PM, Dave Fisher wrote:
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On Jan 30, 2012, at 5:34 PM, "William A. Rowe Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> 
>> On 1/30/2012 6:06 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
>>> It is clear that with all the turmoil of late and people
>>> lightly tossing around -1's that the notion of having veto
>>> authority over personnel matters makes little sense on this
>>> PMC.  Therefore I propose we adopt the policy that personnel
>>> votes are by straight majority consensus, iow no vetoes allowed.
>>
>> -1
>>
>> The argument is very simple, you don't allow a simple majority to
>> tyrannize the minority.  So the ASF has long held a simple standard
>> of consensus on all committee additions and subtractions.  Some
>> majority might be irked at [insert name here]'s [actions|inaction|
>> comments|silence] but that was never grounds to remove a committee
>> member.  If you want to propose some supermajority metric other than
>> "unanimous", that could work (e.g. 2/3 or 3/4 in agreement
> 
> In your plan then a -1 is really a -2 or -3?
> 
> Sounds like a filibuster...

No, I'm -1 to this proposal.  I'd support his proposal if it were
modified to provide for a measurable super-majority consensus.



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