We've been dealing with how to make appointed PTLs official and
documented in a rather ad hoc fashion: something different each
This change provides a house rule which puts the responsibility
and the documentation in the combined hands of the appointed PTL
and the TC that appointed them and not election handling (where
it doesn't make sense since no election happened).
The current language puts undue pressure on election officials to
immediately notify the TC in the event of a leaderless project, while
also not providing a maximum timeframe for notification, which may leave
a project leaderless for some time in exceptional circumstances.
The replacement language places a clear bound on the notification period,
allowing election officials to take care with their reporting, and the
technical committee to have information in a timeframe that allows a new
PTL to be selected to start with their peers.