Re: Concerns about the election process
- From: Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>
- To: Ryan Lortie <desrt desrt ca>
- Cc: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org>, foundation-list gnome org, elections gnome org
- Subject: Re: Concerns about the election process
- Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:16:34 +0000
Ryan Lortie wrote:
On Sun, 2006-26-11 at 20:18 -0600, Gabriel Burt wrote:
On 11/26/06, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
What he's saying is that, suppose you voted for me, Quim, Federico,
Dave, Bastien, Luis, and Jeff, and were given the anonymous token
0bhnyOzwLJ05jYV2phjusfe0jBYO3HZf. How do you make sure that no one else
who voted for the same seven candidates received the same anonymous
I misunderstood. This could be solved by printing the token and the
date/time that the vote was received, couldn't it?
This solution would reduce the degree of the problem, but you still have
the (less likely) problem of people voting for the same candidate around
the same date/time. It's really much easier to simply allow the user to
provide their own token.
Even better, allow the user to append a random string to their token.
(You have to return some form of secret back to the election software
because that's the only way it currently works out your identity, given
we're doing this via e-mail.)
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