On Sun, 20 Dec 2009, inode0 wrote:
I'm not sure about the election history of FAmSCo, maybe someone
has been around a while can explain how it used to work, but I'm
guessing range voting has been used in the past two FAmSCo elections.
Are ambassadors happy with this method of electing the ambassador
Aside from the voting method, are there other things related to the
election or composition of FAmSCo that ambassadors think would improve
either the process or the constitution of the steering committee?
I have no strong opinion about the manner in which the election is
conducted, and looking over the rules, which are now a few years old, is
a fair thing to do.
I'm a bit hesitant to ask FAMSCO itself to modify the rules by which it
is elected. I wonder, John, if you'd be interested in putting together
a new proposal that could in some way (to be figured out) be discussed
and then potentially adopted.
Something like this, while worth looking at every now and then, also
seems like the perfect trap for everyone to spend all their time
debating the election rules rather than a similar amount of effort
actually making progress on things that aren't sort of meta-project. I
think that having a small group of people who are passionate do some
thinking, and make some recommendations is the best way to go.
It would make me very sad indeed if one of the biggest topics in
Ambassadors over the next little while is the manner by which FAMSCO is
elected, because it would suggest to me that we're spending too much
time on meta-project stuff and not enough on actual progress.
Have I managed to straddle the fence appropriately? :)