Re: GNOME Foundation Annual Elections - proposal

At we have an electronic vote software developed that lets
us do the same kind of elections from internet.

It's GPL software and lets you anonymous voting.

All documentation is only in spanish, but we could try to help you
answering your questions about it and of course, if there is any
interest in it, we could try to translate the documentation into

The software is called JFreevote. It's a Java program.

The website is:

and the author is Juan Antonio Martinez <jonsito teleline es>

It has SSL and GPG certifications support if we require extra


El vie, 12-09-2003 a las 14:42, Glynn Foster escribió:
> Dear Members,
> Over the last couple of weeks, the GNOME Foundation board of directors
> have been discussing the annual elections, and in particular the
> 'openness' of the results. We would like to put forward a proposal for
> anonymous voting, to be in effect for the annual elections in November
> 2003.
> What is anonymous voting?
> =========================
> Quite simply, it will allow members to vote for the board of directors
> in privacy. While the breakdown of the results will be open, the
> individual who voted for a given list of people will not be named.
> Why anonymous voting?
> =====================
> We feel it is crucially important to vote for the right group of people
> - those that are dedicated and willing to spend the time doing
> potentially menial tasks. The GNOME Foundation board of directors is not
> a glamorous job, but important for the development of the project.
> Many people have felt pressured to vote for people that were colleagues
> or friends, not because they would make a suitable foundation board
> member. Similarly, many people felt pressured because they didn't want
> to be seen voting 'against' one of their colleagues, while we appreciate
> that the GNOME Foundation board of directors is on an individual basis,
> and not corporate.
> How do we vote anonymously fairly?
> ==================================
> We propose the following election proceedure -
> With each 'voting card' that gets sent to a foundation member, there is
> a key, a simple random string, that we use for authentication. This key
> is kept private to the foundation member and elections committee. When
> the time comes for the results to be made public, the elections
> committee will substitute any name/email information with the key.
> Members can check their vote based on their own private key.
> If no one has any serious disagreement with this proposal, we would like
> this adopted by the elections committee for the next annual GNOME
> Foundation elections.
> Glynn
> [On behalf of the GNOME Foundation Board]
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Carlos Perelló Marín
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Valencia - Spain

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