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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
The tally sheet is at:
The list of people voting is at:
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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