[Foundation] [was no subject] Secret ballots ?
martin at vibes.net
Thu Aug 22 04:21:20 CDT 2002
I totally second Greg's statement. The purpose here is the interest of
the JSF not individuals IMHO, and influence on votes by corporations are
bad for the JSF therefore I really don't see the point of closed
On those days of massive regulation by corporation and their blatant
incapacity to behave in good citizens of this world, it's time to think
in the interest of our subject : the community.
I failed to find a link to the bylaws on j.o, is there a way to propose
an ammendment in this direction ?
> -----Message d'origine-----
> There's always going to be some threat of employers
> influencing how their employees vote, even if we were to have
> a super-secure means of communicating the vote, someones boss
> could hover over their shoulder and encourage them to vote a
> certain way.
> But with that concern in mind, what kind of people and
> companies do we want to be in the Jabber Software Foundation?
> I don't have access to the JSF membership list in an easily
> manipulated format at the moment, but it looks like a fair
> number of people are Individuals. I don't see that there's
> any company that has anywhere near the number of JSF members
> as there are individuals, let alone enough to have a major
> impact on the outcome of an election by strong-arming their
> employees votes.
> If companies are using these 'strong-arm' tactics, are they
> really appropriate for the JSF? I wouldn't be willing to
> work for any company that tried to force me to vote a certain
> way. Among other things, it means that they're probably not
> honest in other business dealings, and that they don't have
> any confidence in their ability to communicate their ideas
> effectively to the rest of the JSF, the council, and the
> board. I don't want these companies involved with Jabber
> because their decisions won't be the ones that are best for Jabber.
> Sorry, that turned into a bit of a rant. But unless there's
> a better reason for secret ballots (until somebody comes up
> with a decent explanation, closed ballot == ballot that only
> registered people can cast), I'm wholeheartedly opposed to them.
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