Project:Council/Metastructure reform 2005/Slacker-boot

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From: Ciaran McCreesh <>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-core] Gentoo Metastructure -- Last call for reform proposals / May 30, 23:59 UTC
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 15:24:04 +0100
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On Sun, 29 May 2005 15:47:31 +0200 Thierry Carrez <>
| - G2boojum's "Old-school-small" proposal
|   with a small council (7-13 members)
| - G2boojum's "Old-school-large" proposal
|   with a large council (such as 0.1*Ndevs + (Ndevs+1)%2 members)
| Note: If you don't feel like writing your own complete thing, you can
| submit a differential proposal, like saying "proposition A, but with B
| replaced by C". The Condorcet system ensures that no dilution occurs
| on such variants.

Ok, since I got some positive feedback when I mentioned this...

I'd like to propose variants on both of g2boojum's proposals called the
"with boot for being a slacker" addition. This should not be seen as me
endorsing either of g2boojum's proposals (especially since I don't like
them) -- however, if we are going to go with the "old school" style, I
would much rather we had some 'fast boot' option for council members who
slack off or start developing for Ubuntu instead.

So... The "with boot for being a slacker" addition is as follows:

* If a council member (or their appointed proxy) fails to show up for
two consecutive meetings, they are marked as a slacker.

* If a council member who has been marked a slacker misses any further
meeting (or their appointed proxy doesn't show up), they lose their
position and a new election is held to replace that person. The newly
elected council member gets a 'reduced' term so that the yearly
elections still elect a full group.

* Council members who have previously been booted for excessive slacking
may stand for future elections, including the election for their
replacement. They should, however, justify their slackerness, and should
expect to have it pointed out if they don't do so themselves.

* The 'slacker' marker is reset when a member is elected.

* If any meeting has less than 50% attendance by council members, a new
election for *all* places must be held within a month. The 'one year' is
then reset from that point.

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