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

Dave dave at dave.tj
Tue Feb 26 20:02:20 UTC 2002


How about voting via Jabber, to a vote-logging agent?  If we can pull this off, it'll be rather neat :-)

 - Dave


Thomas Muldowney wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> --temas
> 
> 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
> the
> > >> 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
> think
> > > 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
> both
> > 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
> seeing
> > them (and opinions on  why its +1 you're more likely to throw your own
> vote
> > in...  :)  Of course, I'm always open to new suggestions.
> >
> > -iain
> >
> >
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