Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev-announce

From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o, elections@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] Gentoo Council Election Results for term 2019/2020
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:24:23
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev-announce] Gentoo Council Election Results for term 2019/2020 by Roy Bamford
On Sun, 2019-07-07 at 16:56 +0100, Roy Bamford wrote:
> > The master ballot file is attached to this e-mail. Please use the ID > that will be sent to you in the confirmation email to verify that your > vote was included in the master ballot file. If you don't get your > ID or you can't find your vote inside the ballot file, please contact the > election officials (elections@g.o or #gentoo-elections on freenode). >
Hope you don't mind me hijacking this thread but I'd like to try to encourage developers to not only implicitly verify their votes but also participate in the explicit verification process via app-misc/votrify. First of all, please note that this tool does not invade your privacy. The resulted confirmations do not contain your votes, or even indicate whether you voted at all. They only say 'yes, I did verify the vote and got the following result...'. Secondly, devs who did not vote (but were eligible) also count towards improving the reliability of vote. So even if you hadn't voted, please consider participating. If you're interested in some background, you can read my today's blog post [1]. If you want to help, here are almost-copy-paste instructions. Start by installing votrify; it will also pull election data in: emerge -nv app-misc/votrify If you voted in the election, get your vote file from woodpecker, and find your confirmation ID in mail: scp . Then run the tool like this, substituting XXXX for your confirmation ID, and changing your vote path if necessary: votrify-make-confirmation -v .ballot-council-201906-submitted \ -c XXXX \ -b /usr/lib/gentoo-elections/completed/council-201906/ballot-council-201906 \ -m /usr/lib/gentoo-elections/completed/council-201906/master-council-201906 | tee ${USER}.gpg If you have *not* voted, use '-n' instead of '-v' + '-b': votrify-make-confirmation -n \ -b /usr/lib/gentoo-elections/completed/council-201906/ballot-council-201906 \ -m /usr/lib/gentoo-elections/completed/council-201906/master-council-201906 | tee ${USER}.gpg ('tee' so you see what gets produced) If everything verifies fine, a file named "${USER}.gpg" should be written. If your username is not reasonably unique, please rename it. Afterwards, scp the file to woodpecker: scp ${USER}.gpg When more files are uploaded there, anyone will be able to fetch them and verify the results: scp*.gpg . votrify-verify-confirmations \ -v /usr/lib/gentoo-elections/completed/council-201906/voters- council-201906 \ *.gpg TIA. [1] -- Best regards, Michał Górny


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