[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Feb 3 10:31:33 EET 2009
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 9:21 PM, Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> wrote:
> I must admit, I completely fail to see why we do not give a vote to
> anyone who has a maemo.org account.  Can someone explain the rationale?

The council represent the *community* - if someone has created a
maemo.org account and rated some products, left some comments etc.
then (at some point) they'll reach the karma threshold. If they've
just created an account and *not* reached the threshold, they've
participated very little in the community.

If someone hasn't participated in the community, how can they make an
informed decision on for whom to vote? It could just turn into a
popularity contest (or potluck), rather than choosing candidates on
their policies or plans.

Also, as Benson says, it helps reduce the possibility of fraud.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council member

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