DMB voting rules

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon May 18 04:18:21 UTC 2015

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 07:14:49 PM Iain Lane wrote:
> Hiya,
> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 10:38:45PM -0400, Charles Profitt wrote:
> > Iain:
> > 
> > I would first like to apologize for the delay in our response. The item
> > was discussed, but then we failed to email the response to you.
> No worries. The instance actually resolved itself without us needing to
> know the answer, so it became less pressing.
> > The current advice the CC has with regards to voting is:
> > 
> > Votes:
> > Total the votes (+1, 0, -1) and if the total is positive then the vote
> > is affirmative. In order for a vote to count there should be a quorum.
> > 
> > I hope this helps. If there are specific votes that are of concern
> > please feel free to reach back out to us with regard to those.
> I think it's clear (but DMB members yell if it's not to you). Is the
> quorum up to the specific board to determine?
> Can you please document this somewhere in public? Probably on the wiki.
> It's advice that applies to all teams and so would be good for everybody
> to be consistent.

I don't think it applies to all teams.  For kubuntu-dev there has been a 
documented criteria since the team existed that is slightly different:

The rule is "majority of those present and at least 3" members of kubuntu-dev 
to add a new member.  This is slightly different in that it doesn't distinguish 
between a  -1 and a 0 vote, but I don't this there's a benefit in forcing a 

Scott K

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