Draft resolution formalising Debian's Associated Project status

Josip Rodin joy at entuzijast.net
Sun Mar 11 22:28:25 UTC 2007

On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 11:20:52AM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Anyway, do other associated projects implement any similar safeguards?
> Speaking for PostgreSQL, no, not really.  However, it takes us less than a 
> week to replace our Liason if it becomes necessary, and frankly our charter 
> was written with having a second PostgreSQL person on the board as assumed, 
> so that person acts as a brake on the Liason going 'round the bend.

It would take eleven Debian developers making a resolution within the
project in order to get an injuction on a decision by the leader.
(That's how I read Debian Constitution paragraphs + 4.2.7.)

With this SPI resolution saying that those developers can then inform the
SPI board about that injunction, which the SPI board should interpret as
a change in authority of the project leader (ignoring the fact that it's
also a dispute - the injunction is a clear constitutional tool and not a
matter of judgement), we would actually be very swift.

> Also, I think we have more faith in our ability to pick a liason who won't
> go berserk.  ;-)

I know you're joking, but jokes aside, I don't think it should be an issue
of faith.

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