[Members] board proposals and board meeting minutes

Alexey Melnikov alexey.melnikov at isode.com
Wed Oct 7 17:48:17 CDT 2009

Jack Moffitt wrote:

>PROPOSAL 2: Resolve membership election voting ties with a virtual coin toss.
> Currently the bylaws do not give any guidance when several candidates
>are tied for a position that only a subset of the candidates can win.
>This needs to be addressed.
> This proposal would adopt the methods in RFC 3797 - publicly
>verifiable random selection. In essence, a source of randomness is
>publicly chosen, and an algorithm used to select randomly among the
>candidates.  This is the process used by the IETF, and we feel it
>would work well for the XSF as well.
I might be stating the obvious, but the sources of randomness need to be 
announced before proposed elections and  bylaws need to say who would 
choose them.

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