Re: Candidate (James Henstridge)
- From: Bart Decrem <bart linuxone co kr>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Cc: foundation-announce gnome org
- Subject: Re: Candidate (James Henstridge)
- Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 15:35:01 +0900
James Henstridge wrote:
Yet another candidacy statement
James Henstridge <james daa com au>
Currently on a contract with ActiveState (will send a message when
I have been working on gnome for over 3 years, working on various
areas including the Python language bindings, and various parts of the
gnome and gtk+ development platforms.
I have helped in the development of the new defs format which is
designed to make writing language bindings for gnome easier to write,
and make the APIs of the various language bindings more similar to
make documenting them easier.
I served on the gnome steering committee before the formation of the
gnome foundation, and was a candidate in the last foundation elections.
I am an Australian but unlike Jeff, I have been known to say "mate"
(don't hold that against him though).
If elected, I will make it difficult to schedule conference calls due
to living in the wrong timezone.
On a related note, it would be nice if the elections this year were
held using a preferential system, which would give more fair results
(voting for popular candidates wouldn't effectively decrease the value
of your vote). A description of the algorithm is at:
This is kind of theoretical issue in our elections, since everyone gets
to vote for 11 candidates. In other words, in the US presidential
elections, where I only get to vote for one candidate, this is a huge
deal: I feel like I'm wasting my vote if I vote for someone other than
the two top candidates. However, in this case, you get to vote for 11
people, so there's room to vote for everyone you're interested in.
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