[cabfpub] Ballot 150 - OIDs - CHANGE TO VOTING PERIOD (starts tomorrow)

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Thu Sep 3 20:15:56 UTC 2015

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 12:59 PM, kirk_hall at trendmicro.com <
kirk_hall at trendmicro.com> wrote:

> After looking at Bylaw 2.2, I’m not sure I agree with your
> interpretation.  Bylaw 2.2(c) says the review period must be “at least”
> seven days, and voting must then be seven days.  By amending the ballot,
> all we have done is extended the review period from seven days to 14 days,
> followed by a seven day voting period.
> Isn’t our action consistent with the Bylaws?

I don't believe so, no.

The deadline was clearly communicated for the ballot as being September 4,
2015, as stated in

The ballot states "Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period,
the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2200
UTC on Friday, September 4, 2015."

At fundamental question is whether or not the bylaws permit amending
ballots. As far as I can tell, they do not, and so the action you're
proposing is not consistent with the bylaws, nor with Appendix B (Project

Regardless of whether we have done so in the past - and unquestionably we
have, and though every time it was done it was seen as 'exceptional' and a
'special case' - the inconsistent application of our bylaws is a concern.

Considering that Ballot 150 cannot be withdrawn at this time, and given the
lack of voting, it's likely that it will fail. And then it can be
reintroduced, with seven days review, and seven days voting. And this
process can repeat, either until it obtains quorum to pass, to fail, or the
sponsors decide to stop repeating the cycle :)
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