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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 21:48:40 -0400
Grant Goodyear wrote:[Wed Apr 27 2005, 11:15:31AM EDT]
> Ideally, I'd like to have trustee elections finished by 16 May.  Of
> course, that means we need to decide how to handle the elections.
> Here's a proposal:

I like it in general, except for two things: (1) I think there should
be a maximum on the number of trustees.  I don't know what that
maximum should be though.  How about 15?  (2) I'm nervous about the
ad-hoc voting scheme, i.e. the 50% number, etc.  I don't really like
the thought of experimenting with voting schemes for the Gentoo Board
when there are tried-and-true voting schemes available.

I don't want to delay things with an unnecessary discussion, but
wouldn't Condorcet voting work well in this situation?

    http://electionmethods.org/CondorcetEx.htm

After tallying votes, there is a Condorcet calculator (that supports
Beatpath winner) that we could easily use at:

    http://www.ericgorr.net/condorcet/

If we were to go ahead with a Condorcet election, then each voter
would need to rank the candidates rather than simply voting yes or no.
We also would need to decide on the number of trustees that will be
elected.  (I would suggest maintaining the current number for
simplicity.)  However we would have a fair election without the
possible mishaps that can occur with an ad-hoc scheme.

Regards,
Aron

--
Aron Griffis
Gentoo Linux Developer

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