[Members] Abstaining on XSF ballots

Kurt Zeilenga kurt.zeilenga at isode.com
Fri Nov 7 13:07:56 UTC 2014

I believe that our voting rules do not preclude a member from abstaining in any question and does not require a member to make all the allowed choices.  This would allow one to, for instance, abstain in the membership question for a candidate whom works for the same firm as the voting member.

I think the member bot should be updated to such that each yes/no question also has an abstain choice and for each question which allows one to “choose N of listed options” that an option to make no further choices be given.

I note that a member who abstains from a ballot question, or all ballot questions, should be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum (the question of quorum is independent of the ballot question itself).

As I don’t believe any of this requires any by-law change, I think the bot could (and should, if resources permit) be updated immediately.

Regards, Kurt

PS: the bot currently has the bug that you can cast multiple votes for the same person….

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