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On 2010.04.18 00:46, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
> During the last council meeting we discussed voting by email, see the
> log at . What should we do about proxies if we make that happen?
> What's the impact on the slacker rule?
>  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20100308.txt
I have some strong views on voting by email.
1. Voting by email should be encouraged. This allows things to be
resolved on the mailing lists and never come to a council meeting.
It speeds the workflow and it therefore a good thing.
2. Voting by email in advance, on a topic to be *discussed* at a
meeting should not be permitted. In the event that the discussion
turns up something unexpected, there is no opportunity to vote in the
light of the new information. That further discussion is deemed to be
required, shows that not all the evidence is in and the council is not
ready to vote.
For the sake of clarity, if its just to announce a decision with no
opportunity for discussion, an email vote in advance of the
announcement is fine.
3. email votes post discussion/meeting are fine. This allows GLEP39 to
be updated to remove both slacker marks and proxies which van only be a
Its perfectly possible for a member to serve properly on the council
and never show up to a meeting. With the span of time zones with the
current council, its already difficult for them to find a time to meet
and email voting would ease the pressure.
I trust the council to eject one of their own that was not pulling his/
her weight if they did not resign their post when they realised they
could not carry it out. In turn, that allows all the slacker driven
elections to be dropped.
(Neddyseagoon) a member of