Connotation analysis for Fedora Project codenames

Robyn Bergeron rbergero at
Tue Mar 27 11:17:42 UTC 2012

On 03/27/2012 01:36 AM, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 03/27/2012 09:58 AM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>> On 03/27/2012 12:18 AM, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
>>> On 03/26/2012 04:46 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>>>> Has it been looked into how many ( % ) of active contributors have
>>>> voted in the release naming process each given cycle?
>>> Not necessarily in %, but the total number of votes cast is reported
>>> with each set of election results.
>> I would think that before deciding anything you will have to know how
>> many community members actually bother/care enough to vote.
> Low voter participation is not necessarily an indicator people find 
> the feature unuseful or wanting it abolished. For example if voter 
> participation is equally low for Board or FESCo membership, do we 
> abolish the Board or FESCo?
I agree; we've decided release names, and held elections, for a long 
time, without instituting the need to meet a specific threshold to 
determine if we have enough votes or representation to make the vote 
valid, statistically significant, or otherwise.
> The only way to have some valid data points is, as was already 
> proposed, put "drop release names" as an entry for the next vote. I 
> fell it will be a fun vote :)

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