[Foundation] Anonymous Ballots not Secret Ballots

Dave dave at dave.tj
Thu Aug 22 17:59:10 CDT 2002


If people want to make their votes known, they can post their votes
somewhere.  I don't mind housing a CVS repository of people's "official"
votes, if nobody else wants to.  (Note that if your boss wants you to
vote for a particular candidate but you'd rather vote for somebody else,
your real vote (the one that counts, and is anonymous) can go for your
guy, while your "official" one (the one maintained in the CVS repository)
can go for your boss' man.

 - Dave


Harold E. Gottschalk Jr. wrote:
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> I believe what may have been meant by Secret is really Anonymous.  Why
> does any one persons detail on their vote need to be made public?  I
> think every individual that has been nominated and volunteered for a
> position would be better off not knowing who did or did not vote for
> them.  IMHO.  I think it is natural for humans to begrudge those that
> did not vote for you and it is in the best interest of JSF to limit that
> negative human sentiment.  I think that we are intelligent enough and
> free thinking to make our own choices.  The by-laws have addressed the
> potential influence of one company vs. the general membership.
>  
> I believe that the totals will be disclosed for each nominee at the end
> of the voting period. What more do we really need?  My understanding is
> that if their is a protest that voting can then be inspected.
>  
> We have a fairly democratic organization that has endowed us the tools
> to change things as we need.  I am a believer of free speech and that
> each individuals opinions have value.  I am extremely impressed at the
> openness that has been demonstrated so far by the Executive Director of
> the foundation, the JSF technical leadership and members in general.  It
> has been at times a painful transition from a small organization to a
> legal membership entity with multiple interest.
>  
> Sincerely,
> heg
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>  
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> natural&nbsp;for humans to begrudge those that did not vote for you and =
> it is in=20
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> have a fairly=20
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> as we=20
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> opinions=20
> have value.&nbsp; I am extremely impressed at the openness that has been =
> 
> demonstrated so far by the Executive Director of the foundation, the JSF =
> 
> technical&nbsp;leadership and members in general.&nbsp; It has been at =
> times a=20
> painful transition from a small organization to a legal membership =
> entity with=20
> multiple interest.</SPAN></FONT></DIV>
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