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it is time to decide on the voting document we have been discussing over
the last month. As per its § 21, once at least two thirds of the team
have accepted it, it will be in force. Consequently, if more than one
third rejects it, it is definitely rejected. Here is again the link to
the document we are going to vote over:
Keep in mind that once the document is accepted, changes to it will
required a 2/3 majority. Following is the official
A N N O U N C E M E N T O F V O T E
1st vote August 15th, 2015
This is the formal announcement as per § 5 of the voting rules
document. These are the required pieces of information:
The voting was proposed by me, Quintus <quintus(a)quintilianus.eu>.
This vote is aimed at the ratification of the voting rules document
These are the possible voting options:
Option 1: Accept the voting rules document
Option 2: Reject the voting rules document
The voting period starts on 2015-08-31 00:00 UTC, and it ends on
2015-09-30 23:59 UTC, or if the required majority of two thirds in
favour or one third against the proposal have accumulated. The vote is
failed and void if the required majority is not reached by 2015-09-30.
On 2015-08-31 I will post the public Call for Votes (CfV) that
officially opens the voting period. After that you may vote by either
emailing your chosen option to the mailinglist or posting it to the
forum into the topic containing this announcement. Any vote given before
that CfV was posted is ignored. The timespan of two weeks between this
announcement and the CfV is intended to give you time to decide and
prepare, and to decide whether you request a covert vote (see below).
Once the result if definitive I will post an according notice to the
If the acceptance option wins, the current voting document draft becomes
final and binding for any further votes. If the rejection option wins,
the document must be revised before it is voted on again. If not enough
people participate in the vote, the document may be voted on again
Each team member has the right to request a covert vote. A covert vote
means that a technical procedure is employed that prevents everyone from
seeing how anyone else has voted. It is intended to prevent conflicts
within the team or between users and specific team members, and you
should only request this if you really think this is required. More
openness is better for the project.
If the request is made, it must be honoured. I will announce the
technical procedure in that case.
The request must be made before the Call for Votes has been posted, any
further requests for covert votes are ignored.
Personally, I advise you to not request a covert vote for this specific
TSC project lead.
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