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To: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 01:13:12 -0700
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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.
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