[Members] Voting criteria

Ulrich Staudinger us at activestocks.de
Wed May 11 04:40:16 CDT 2005



Richard Dobson schrieb:

>> 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.
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> Yup sure
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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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> 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.
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Yep, such a facility would be helpful - we could get some things 
definitely going and other definitely abandoned. I will try to set up 
some software on my dyndns server ... Maybe some of the eDemocracy 
projects are ok...


Ulrich



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