[maemo-community] Final candidate list for Community Council elections

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Sep 3 13:35:12 EEST 2008
Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> So basically why to use one-man-one-vote system when council has 5
>> members (not 1)?
> Short version: because that's the way the rules were originally
> written and no-one thought about changing them until now?

So maybe there is some GNOME election history and some reason for this?

> Personally, I think changing the rules on the day the election starts
> is a little odd;

Yes, it is not end of the world so we can do it next time if it really 
makes sense.

When thinking a bit more about it exacly 5 votes for each voter might be 
restricting if one wants to vote for less people. This still shouldn't 
be a problem, same thing happens when someone does not vote at all in 
current system. It is also equal to having 5 separate elections for 
filling each position which should be fine too.

This is even easy to implement now with current solution, we can make 5 
rounds for each council position?

> but, as with the voter eligibility, it seems that
> people only express opinions when the step in the process is
> encountered.

/me is thinking about JIT compiler or on demand virtual memory paging :-)

> Once the council's elected, changing the rules requires a referendum
> and I'm sure the council will look at the success of the election
> process this time in looking to change it.

Yeah, so we have another reason to have such council now ;-)


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