[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Tue Feb 3 15:05:41 EET 2009

Markus Schneider wrote:
>> The council should, indeed, represent these members of the
>> community
>> (after all, to some extent they have a maemo.org account),
>> but should
>> this silently majority have the ability to change the
>> outcome of the
>> election for those who *do* actively contribute on a daily
>> basis?
> That said, I repeat, why not increase the needed karma to 100? This way we surely have active contributors. Karma 25 is far too easy to reach in that sense.

Well, looking at the numbers, you're always going to see people who
should be included, but who aren't in the list. At 100, you are sure to
have only active contributors, but you are also certain to exclude some
active contributors who should be able to vote. The two arbitrary levels
(and I will admin they're arbitrary) which have been suggested are 10
and 25. For the last election, at 10, we would have included about 1000
maemo.org accounts, at 25 we would have included about 450.

I think there's an argument to be made that 25 might be too high, but
let's get more up to date figures before we close that discussion. I
think 100 would definitely be too high. And given what you say
afterwards, I think that you think this too.


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