[cabfpub] Possible changes to quorum and voting rules

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Tue Sep 25 08:32:35 UTC 2012

On 25/09/12 04:41, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> (e)  If the one-week voting period for a ballot comes to an end and the
> ballot will fail for lack of a quorum, we could have a rule that
> _automatically extends the voting_ by a second week, and then send a
> message to all Members “This ballot is about to fail for lack of a
> quorum.  Voting has been extended by one week.  Please vote so we can
> reach a quorum!”
> [JR] I like this idea.  A lot of proposals fail for lack of quorum
> simply because everyone forgot about the vote during the review period.
> Traditionally, we’ve had to re-do the entire process, including the
> review period. An extra week of voting for ballots failing to meet
> quorum helps prevent forgotten ballots and eliminates a lot of redundancy.

I agree with Jeremy that in the middle of a governance vote is not the 
time to be changing our governance on a separate track. But this idea is 
a good one, and should be proposed once the dust has settled.


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