Result for vote regarding new members for the board of
srivasta at acm.org
Sun Feb 23 09:15:58 UTC 2003
>>>>> In article <20030223062620.GH11626 at deadbeast.net>, Branden
>>>>> Robinson / SPI Treasurer <branden+spi-treasurer at deadbeast.net>
> [why did you CC Manoj?]
I don't mind. My mail handling system is competent enough to
deal with duplicates.
> 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 methods.
I think I want to express the opinion that in this case,
having a default option would have better allowed me to express my
preferences, and would have been less surprising to people
unaccustomed to condorcet voting.
Even if you aren't in doubt, consider the mental welfare of the person
who has to maintain the code after you, and who will probably put
parens in the wrong place. -- Larry Wall in the perl man page
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at acm.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05 CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C
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