[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Feb 4 12:19:53 EET 2009


One of the things I dislike about the tone of these discussions is that
people start off with moderate positions, and through having to defend
them over & over again, people get entrenched in opposing positions.

We're getting further away from consensus as this discussion continues,
since we are now concentrating on positions, not interests.

The *interest* involved here is that the Maemo community council
represent everyone who is engaged in the Maemo community. What we're
haggling over is how to measure engagement. Let's remember we all agree
on this basic principle, and try to find a decent compromise.

I feel that the following 2 measures are a good compromise:
1. Include mailing list subscriptions (even as a digest) in karma (sorry
RSS feed followers)
2. Reduce karma requirement to 10, and maintain the rule that the
account be created at least 3 months before the election for voting

If we can agree on this, we can start the referendum on the karma
requirements, and change the karma calculation, and we're done and can
move on with our lives :)


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