[Members] Voting criteria

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Wed May 11 04:36:29 CDT 2005


> I have to admit that i do not doubt the democratic approach - it's by far 
> the best approach to bring different opinions together. As with linux not 
> too many people are contributing to the core kernel, many simply use the 
> platform as an OS.

Yup sure

> I think a properly done but not exagerated democratic decision making 
> process can help a lot. I remember this discussion/voting trial project we 
> were using about two years ago ... (Paul Curtis ?) - for me it was too 
> much to always follow all *textual* discussions and to always comment on 
> all issues. The approach with consequent voting/polling was very promising 
> nonetheless. But it was simply too much.
>
> I think time frames for votings are required - i.e. you present a topic to 
> be voted on to the community, the community has two days to decide on a 
> topic and then it's done. A special website/member area could be built for 
> this very easily - i have to admit a mailing list may be suitable for 
> discussion but for consequent and continuous voting processes some archive 
> and stuff should be generated.

Ah right, so you mean a facility the JSF could provide so that you can get 
more wideranging opinions on a decision you are having a hard time making 
for example? Yea that could be useful.

Richard




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