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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 08:13:11
Message-Id: 42748F98.5060204@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections by Aron Griffis
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Aron Griffis wrote:
> Donnie Berkholz wrote: [Sat Apr 30 2005, 12:46:38PM EDT] > >>Oh, you mean the mess that is Debian elections. =\ > > > Do you have more information on what you mean by this? I find it hard > to believe that using a Condorcet voting method would contribute to > "the mess", but I certainly would like to learn from (rather than > repeat) Debian's mistakes. Are you able to give more details?
I mean you can't even understand the results without a detailed analysis. I was following the recent DPL elections, and at the end it was basically, "Branden won, but nobody really seems to have a good understanding of why or how." For example, this post: http://lwn.net/Articles/131551/ " The results are posted at http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2005_results.txt http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2005_results.png The tally sheet is at: http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2005_tally.txt The list of people voting is at: http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/leader2005_voters.txt" None of which make _any_ sense to me with the exception of the voters list. A comment from the LWN post: "Does anybody here actually understand the results? I see a big bunch of numbers resulting somehow in a winner. However the seem to be no explaination whatsoever what these numbers actually mean. " Perhaps a voting method that regular people can actually understand intuitively would be more helpful. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFCdI+YXVaO67S1rtsRAo3FAJ9GfKGoPsdhFtbwDM6nRNQE5FoIZQCfVpD4 G98dKVnRMJdNra3WkEJES/M= =+Lrp -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@g.o mailing list

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