[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Feb 3 21:44:00 EET 2009
Speaking of fraud, I've secretly been syphoning pennies out of the
maemo.org petty cash account. It's only a matter of years now... :p


On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:41:29 -0500, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2009, at 6:21 AM, Graham Cobb wrote:
>> On Tuesday 03 February 2009 08:31:33 Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>> Also, as Benson says, it helps reduce the possibility of fraud.
>> Oh, puhleez!  Can't we all agree to drop this canard?  No one is  
>> interested in
>> stealing the Maemo community council election!  And, if it ever gets  
>> to the
>> stage that someone is even interested in this the comunity will have  
>> already
>> collapsed -- riven by internal division and probably lost Nokia as a  
>> sponsor.
>> The issue is not voting fraud, it is whether the council represents  
>> the whole
>> community or just the much smaller number of contributors to the  
>> community.
> As Dave says, this isn't the reality right now, but it could be a very  
> real one down the road. The Council is likely going to end up handling  
> both a significant amount of money and dealing very directly with  
> hirings and firings. Because of this, we need safeguards in place  
> _now_ to prevent fraud from taking place in the future.
> --
> Ryan Abel
> Maemo Community Council chair
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