The discussion period for the addition of a new TU is too short.
After having some chats on this topic with multiple TUs it seemed like
a general consensus to extended the dicussion period to 14 days, hence
5 days are rarely enough to discuss all details with the applicant
taking into account that f.e. lots of packages need to be reviewed. Once
feedback was given to the applicant there shall be enough time to work
through it, potentially research, apply and/or discuss things out of the
Given the fact that many people, including the applicant, may be
in the middle of a work week (or otherwise busy), having only 5 days
to do one or multiple feedback loops is unrealistic and too much
pressure. Considering the fact that it is an essential part for a TU
to be able to decide on the vote as well as for the applicant to
have enough time and the possibility to respond properly to the input
an adjusted discussion period of 14 days shall be appropriate.
tu-bylaws.txt | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/tu-bylaws.txt b/tu-bylaws.txt
index 27e4804..d32e06c 100644
@@ -104,10 +104,10 @@ In order to become a TU, one must first find a sponsoring TU,
and arrange privately with them to announce their candidacy on the
list. Following the announcement, standard voting procedure commences with a
-discussion period of 5 days, a quorum of 66%, and a voting period of 7 days.
+discussion period of 14 days, a quorum of 66%, and a voting period of 7 days.