[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Feb 3 16:31:07 EET 2009
I almost think that those who register the day of the vote would have more
insight into the issues and people than a lot of people who registered a
year ago (or five years ago). Sometimes the best way to get people involved
is to hold something like an election. ;)


On Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:05:41 +0100, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Dave.


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