Re: election plans

On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 08:42:04PM +0200, Martin Baulig wrote:
> I don't like this "public" vote very much.

I think having secret elections is a can of worms.  You would have to get a
third independent entity conducting or overseeing the voting process.  You
want to make sure that people can't suspect any "cheating".

Imagine a scenario where an "EvilCompany(tm)" somehow takes over the election
comittee and just makes sure it's board slate gets elected (from historical
data (CS government after 1945) I can assure you that getting around the "no
company will have majority" thing is not hard).  Then the only
recall/referendum goes through the election committee, and thus it's
impossible to get rid of a bad board.

With public votes, it is almost impossible to cheat, and at least not in a
major way.  Not to mention that I doubt people have to be afraid for being
stalked, tortured and killed by the GNOME Secret Police because of the choice
they made in the elections.


George <>
   History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
                       -- Winston Churchill

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