This is a public email, but really aimed at Daniel.
The Ick project has been dormant for a while. I'm afraid I've been
busy with a new job, life events, and learning the Rust language. I
plan to get back to Ick, however, and I don't consider it to be an
abandoned project yet.
I noticed that the voting memberships for the Ick project are expiring
in a month. There are currently two voting members: myself and
Daniel. Both memberships expire on September 1, but mine expires
first, because mine started earlier. After that, Daniel will be the
only remaining voting member, and the only membership won't expire. He
will also automatically become the secretary.
My term as secretary automatically expired on March 1. Oops. I have
failed in my duty as secretary. The project currently does not have a
secretary. Because of that, we can't hold votes, either, and thus
can't extend memberships, or elect a new secretary. A bit of a gotcha.
As far as I can see, one of the following will need to happen:
* Option 1: We wait until September 1, when my voting membership
expires, Daniel becomes secretary, and at some point he holds a vote
(amongst himself) to vote me back as a voting member. This will
automatically extend both our voting memberships until 2021-09-01.
We can then have a vote to choose a secretary.
* Option 2: Daniel and I unanimously agree now to choose a temporary
secretary, who then holds a vote at once to choose a non-temporary
secretary, to extend our memberships by a year. This is technically
a violation of the project governance rules, but since the outcome
would be the same if we wait until September, it doesn't actually
change things, only moves things earlier.
Daniel, what do you think? I'm OK with either option, and am willing
to be re-elected as secretary (now or in September), but am also OK if
you want to be secretary.
I further propose that the new secretary hold a vote to amend the
governance rules by adding the following paragraph to the "Time and
term limitations" section:
> If the project loses its secretary (by term expiration or
> otherwise), and thus the project can't hold votes, the voting
> members may appoint a temporary secretary by unanimously and
> publicly supporting a willing candidate to be secretary. Such
> support should happen within a 24 hour period, starting from a
> candidate announcing their willingness. The temporary secretary is
> empowered to run one vote, to choose the new project secretary.
I want to build worthwhile things that might last. --joeyh