[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Jac Kersing j.kersing at the-box.com
Date: Wed Feb 4 01:58:51 EET 2009
On Tue, 3 Feb 2009, Andrew Flegg wrote:

>  1) This is the fundamental problem with karma, and so the requirement
>     should be scrapped.

I personally consider karma fine if Nokia is looking for some way to 
determine who should be given a new device. I do not think karma should be 
used to determine who may vote for the community council.

Having said this and having been using usenet/the internet for over 20
years, I do think there is a need to make sure the elections can (and 
will) be run fair and just. It seems using karma is unavoidable in any 
attempt to do so.

>  2) This is a minor hole in the current karma calculation you've
>     identifed, and so someone should get points for being subscribed
>     to a mailing list (n for being subscribed, 0.6n for being subscribed
>     with the digest, say).

Would that be n points once? Or n points for every week/month/year? If 
it is once n should be sufficiently large to make serious strides towards 
the amount required for the elections. Otherwise there is no need to 
bother implementing it.
(I'm leaning towards small n for a given timespan, that way there 
is no need to retract karma if bounces occur or someone unsubscribes)

Best regards,


  Jac Kersing            Technical Consultant   The-Box Development
  j.kersing at the-box.com     CISSP   RHCE        http://www.the-box.com

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