Re: GNOME Foundation Annual Elections - proposal
- From: Danilo Segan <dsegan gmx net>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Foundation Annual Elections - proposal
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 18:45:23 +0200
петак, 12. септембар 2003. 18:26:31 CEST — Aleksey Sanin написа:
0) Voter responsibility.
"Open" voting is really open. You have to think about your decisions
and take responsibility for what you are doing.
That's nice part, but the problem with that is that you have to
"justify" your opinions. This can lead to bigger problems (flames,
1) Voting results manipulation.
Anonymous voting is more vulnerable to voting results manipulations
because of its closed nature. There is a good proposal to allow voter
to view his/her results after voting but it's not enough.
I'll repeat how I understood the proposed system.
Everyone sends vote to some address (eg. "vote-for-board gnome org").
You *must* include your name, key and all that's needed in that vote.
But, instead of publishing all the votes unaltered, the names are
replaced with the given key. That way, if someone's vote was altered,
(s)he can protest publicly, and everyone will know that there's been a
fraud going on ;-)
For example, lets say I got the key "102AD" and you got "FGE1". When
the voting is completed, results would be published in the form of:
102AD: voted for Superman, Dick Tracey, Batman
FGE1: voted for Batman, Robin, and Skeleton
Since you know your own key, you may easily see that noone played with
your vote. And everyone can check her/his own vote, so there's no need
for you to know who is actually "102AD" -- he can check for himself.
All we need to do then is to count the number of votes, and we see that
Batman wins :-)
Of course, I could have misunderstood the proposition (at least that
Batman part ;-)
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