[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Feb 3 22:59:48 EET 2009
On Tuesday 03 February 2009 20:15:37 Ryan Abel wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2009, at 3:09 PM, Markus Schneider wrote:
> > Dave Neary wrote:
> >> For the last election, at 10, we would have included about 1000
> >> maemo.org accounts, at 25 we would have included about 450.
> >
> > Very interesting. So it is actually at least 1/2 of the ~900 people
> > that voted last time who would not be allowed to vote with the karma
> > limit of 25?! (Of course the karma rating has changed now, but
> > still...)
> Hardly. It's been almost 6 months since those numbers were calculated,
> and several new karma items have been added to the count.

Just under 600 people currently have karma>25 (you can see that by going to 
the profile list, page 20 
http://maemo.org/profile/list/?org_openpsa_qbpager_net_nehmer_account_list_page=20 -- 
there are 30 people on each page).  So, at least 1/3 of the people who voted 
for the current council cannot vote under the proposed rules.  More likely it 
is at least 1/2 (as not all of the 600 currently qualified presumably voted 
last time).  That should be intolerable not just to me but to all the current 
committee who benefited from those hundreds of people's votes!

I am going to make a specific proposal: reduce the karma qualification to 10.  
Not "just for this time", but permanently.  That takes us up to 1350 people 
eligible (see page 45 of the listing).

My preferred option is still that anyone with a maemo.org account should have 
a vote.  But I am willing to not push for that to go to a referendum if we 
can agree on 10.


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