[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers crashanddie at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 4 00:07:31 EET 2009
Karma is complete bollocks. I can't believe we're bringing this up again.

Anyone with an account on maemo.org and a valid email account should be
allowed to vote. I have not, and still don't understand the fuss about all

If you honestly believe people are going through the trouble of creating
fake email addresses, and then fake maemo.org accounts, just for the sake of
ruining our little voting session, then you're quite bloody arrogant. We've
already seen that removing the limit did not create an unfair voting
process. We've also seen that the vote outcome was unsurprisingly not a
surprise for anyone.

If you really want to create a limit, do it on a time base, so that people
actually have the time to get into the whole project before being allowed to
give their opinion. Fair enough. But why karma? I read the mailing lists,
but I don't necessarily interact until I think it is absolutely necessary.
Does that mean my vote is worth less that people who have the time to send
30 emails a day? Seriously, are you that arrogant? I thought this was
supposed to be an open community.

Sorry for being wrong.

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Markus Schneider <markus.schn at yahoo.com>wrote:

> > But where did the information about the karmic makeup of the voters
> > come from?
> Well we have ~900 voters and ~600 people (or apparently ~450 last election)
> with karma >25. Thus there must be ~300 people with less than 25 karma who
> voted last time. This is under the (unrealistic) assumption that 100% of the
> ~600 (or ~450) voters will actually vote/actually voted.
> So last election at least half of the voters (presumably much more) did not
> have 25 karma. With the next election at least 1/3 of the people who did
> vote last time will not be able to vote this time (presumably much more).
> Markus
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