[Members] voting results board and council elections
nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 21:57:28 UTC 2017
This sounds fair, and I find it very funny.
Good luck Arc! ;-)
On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:51 PM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> On 22 November 2017 at 10:59, Alexander Gnauck <gnauck at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We will resolve the tie ASAP for the 5th board position between Arc Riley
> > and Nicolas Vérité.
> > Recommendations for tie resolution according to RFC 3797 are welcome
> here on
> > this list or in the XSF MUC room.
> I think this is in line with RFC 3797:
> 1) As random input source, I propose using the "Main Numbers" from the
> Euro Millions draw of next Friday, as announced here:
> 2) Each number will be arranged in ascending order, separated by dots,
> and terminated by "./".
> 3) The resultant string will be hashed according to SHA-256.
> 4) The tied candidates will be arranged into alphabetic order (note,
> in this case this may be by first or last name, it makes no
> difference), to produce:
> Arc Riley
> Nicolas Vérité
> 5) These will be numbered from 0. Thus Arc is denoted by 0, and Nÿco by 1.
> 6) The last bit of the hash (or, if you prefer, the value of the hash
> as a 256-bit string, modulo the length of the list) will then be used
> to select the candidate.
> As a worked example, if we take the results from yesterday:
> 02 - 10 - 14 - 28 - 31
> We'd form the string "02.10.14.28.31./", which I can hash with:
> >>> h = hashlib.sha256('02.10.14.28.31./').hexdigest()
> Producing a hash (in hex) of
> This ending in a zero would result in Arc being selected.
> There is absolutely no way I or anyone else can predict or influence
> what this resolution will produce on Friday.
Nicolas Vérité (Nÿco)
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