[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Markus Schneider markus.schn at yahoo.com
Date: Wed Feb 4 01:24:25 EET 2009
Andrew Flegg wrote:
> > Well, that's why I suggested using 100 karma as limit so we really only
> > give good contributors (as in Debian) a voice.
> At the moment, I don't think that's necessary.


> No, because my logic is predicated on the system's we have available.
> I can move to the USA, but I'd not be able to vote without taking a
> citizenship test. I can stay in the UK, and if I'm over 18, I can
> vote.

But you do not have to do ANYTHING to get older (just try not to die) and you can not do anything against being born at a particular place.

> > To summarize the (my) essential question:
> > "Who is part of the Maemo (maemo..org) Community?"

> I think this is a distraction, it was raised last time to much wailing
> and gnashing of teeth on ITT. Whomever they are, the fundamental
> question is:
>   "Who should be able to elect the Maemo Community Council?"

Well, my initial thought would be, that the "Maemo Community" should elect the "Maemo Community Council" but that seems to be bloody wrong.

> Not "who is the community", nor "who does the council represent"
> (we'll listen to anyone, natch) - let's just keep it simple.

I tried to keep it simple with my question. And just this both questions are the essential core of it. Because when I am part of the community I should be able to vote for the ones who represents me.

Just because someone listens to me, does not mean he represents me in any way as the one could have a completely different point of view. The government also "listens" to the opposition, yet no one would say the government represents the opposition (or their electorate).


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