[Members] Metaproposals 3 and 4 - Council Candidate Limitations and Appointment Appeals

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 04:40:48 CDT 2009


On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:32, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:16 AM, Nicolas Vérité
> <nicolas.verite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Continuing on proposals:
>> * don't accept the candidates who have more 'no' than 'yes'. I think
>> it's obvious.
>
> Yep.
>
> In addition, I think it'd be worthwhile to change the way we vote, and
> not limit the number of people that you can vote for. So if you Think
> only 3 people are suitable, vote for 3. If you're happy with any of
> them then vote for all of them. Pick the top voted as we do now, and
> then throw away anyone with more 'no' than 'yes' as Nyco suggests.

Again, if we begin to apply too much rules, we could use the Condorcet
method, but then we would have to recode memberbot. But... that maybe
usefull and reusable for other communities online...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condorcet_method

Or else, I remember having voted in the past through a web form. I'll
search this software.

>> * we also have to find a way to limit the number of candidates and/or
>> elected member from one enterprise and/or community, in order to avoid
>> the actual problematic situation where we got two members of one
>> enterprise in the Council, and one in the Board (so 3 out of 8 to 10
>> places)
>
> This has happened before, and I don't think it's caused a problem yet
> (we appoint individuals to Board/Council rather than appointing
> organisations). It's worth noting that we do have protection from an
> organisation's members gaining control of board/council through the
> membership limits - it's impossible to have enough XSF members from
> one organisation (in the Bylaws) to force the votes through, so
> essentially the membership can just not vote for people where they
> have a concern about their ability to serve impartially.

Whether you have a good will or not, we have two member in one team,
which leads to 40 % of the votes.

We have rules for odd/even numbers, we just should have a rules for a
company limit.


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