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Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Thu Aug 22 01:19:53 CDT 2002

Hmmm... that also (unfortunately) makes sense. I'll have to agree that a 
completely closed ballot is the best thing for now, until some better 
solution happens to comes along in the not-so-near future.

It's a shame that these evil corporations can do so much damange before 
they even begin to be evil to us  :-)

Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> On 8/21/02 12:46 PM, "Adam Theo" <theo at theoretic.com> wrote:
>>Up until Iain's posts here, I was not liking the closed ballot idea. I
>>did think it would be best to have all votes open and viewable after the
>>fact. But after reading Iain's argument about needing to protect people
>>in the corporate world that we are trying to woo, I grudgingly accept a
>>closed ballot. But how about also allowing voters to decide if their
>>vote is made public or kept closed? closed by default.
> Giving people the option of revealing their official vote creates just as
> bad a situation.  Imagine, I run some evil technology company and I want to
> coerce votes.  I tell people I'll pay them $10 if they vote a certain way
> (or free licenses to my software).  They of course have to prove it by
> showing their vote publically.  I also let it be known to all my employees
> that if they don't vote for my agenda and prove it by showing their vote
> publically, they can forget their X-mas bonuses.
> If there is no way to know the official vote of any particular person these
> strong arm tactics are much more difficult to carry out.
> -iain 
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