[standards-jig] Re: [Foundation] streamlining the JIGs

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Tue Feb 26 16:40:24 UTC 2002

I would rather see some other system put into place for voting.  The voting
on lists is chaotic and requires more work (gathering the comments and what
not).  Even time locking the vote on the list is an issue of manual labor,
and I would say you're more likely to let late votes and things of that
nature slip through the cracks.  A component or website seems much more
suited to the job.  If people aren't voting on an issue I think it's a sign
of a larger problem and that person should be removed from a voting
position.  If you have the power to vote on an issue you need to use it
wisely, responsibly, and when the vote is called for.


P.S. - I'm posting this ignoring all of the identity and authorization
issues in a good voting system.

----- Original Message -----
>From: "Iain Shigeoka" <iainshigeoka at yahoo.com>
To: "Jabber standards" <standards-jig at jabber.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [standards-jig] Re: [Foundation] streamlining the JIGs

> On 2/26/02 1:44 AM, "Benoit Orihuela" <orihuela at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> >> We've got 3 votes (2 for looser, 1 for tighter).  My primary concern is
> >> fact that we've only got 3 votes on the issue.
> >
> > Are you sure a mailing list is a good place for voting ? I don't want to
> > receive
> > hundreds of mails with a wonderful body like '+1' or '-1' ...  (and I
> > that's why only the 3 people that wanted to add something voted and not
> > others).
> From my experience it is the only reliable way to do it in an open source
> community.  I've tried web voting and separate voting mailing lists and
> suffer from the problem that most people may know of them, but never use
> them.  A vote in the main mailing list sort of shoves the vote into your
> face so its hard to forget/ignore.  Even if you ignore or accidentally
> delete the announcement, you'll see the votes and after a few days of
> them (and opinions on  why its +1 you're more likely to throw your own
> in...  :)  Of course, I'm always open to new suggestions.
> -iain
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