Voting Process [WAS: FESCo decision on systemd]

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Wed Sep 15 17:36:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, 15 Sep 2010, Jon Masters wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 21:26 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 19:02 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > > I'm happy to look for ways to make the other fesco voices heard.
> > > Any ideas? I could try making the tickets have some more descriptive
> > > something.
> >
> > Hmm. Here's a couple ideas I could think of:
> >
> > - "If you don't place a vote by $DATE, your vote will be assumed to be
> > $POSITION" can be scarily motivating.
> I think that's unfortunate. No elected body operates in this way because
> there are always reasons why people can't attend a meeting every time.
> > - Nag emails sent out by trac daily until you click on the email's yes &
> > no links to vote! (some of the ticket reminder trac hacks might work to
> > provide this)
> An equivalent to the Serjeant-at-Arms might be a good idea. But rather
> than legal authority to hound down members and compel them under penalty
> of Federal imprisonment, I suggest simply a requirement that they be
> required to vote within a specific period of time for certain issues,
> with someone appointed to ensure that this is happening as needed.
> You might also require members to maintain a certain percentage of
> attendance, or less than a specific deviation from the average
> attendance of other members (perhaps the latter) in order to be an
> active member of the body.

Gregdek mentioned voter fatigue on FAB a while back.  I know exactly what
he's talking about though I'm not quite sure how to fix it.  I suppose
meeting fatigue isn't much different.


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