Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors
Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer
branden+spi-treasurer at deadbeast.net
Sun Feb 23 06:26:20 UTC 2003
[why did you CC Manoj?]
On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 07:49:28AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Documenting a buggy interface isn't fixing the problem,
I think whether it's a feature or a bug is a matter of opinion.
> and the obvious interpretation of the vote "------1-" or "G" is to
> rank Bruce above everyone else.
It's only "obvious" to people unaccustomed to preferential voting
> For comparison, the latest drafts of the Debian voting
> mechanism say:
> A.6 Vote Counting
> 1. Each voter's ballot ranks the options being voted on. Not all
> options need be ranked. Ranked options are considered
> preferred to all unranked options. Voters may rank options
> equally. Unranked options are considered to be ranked equally
> with one another. Details of how ballots may be filled out
> will be included in the Call For Votes.
Debian's voting system is required to have properties that take it
afield from the strict Condorcet Cloneproof/SSD method. Quorums,
default options, and supermajorities are all mandated properties under
the Debian Consitution, for instance.
I don't see the harm in letting SPI experiment with slightly simpler
G. Branden Robinson, Treasurer
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
treasurer at spi-inc.org
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