fedmsg for voting?

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 20:50:58 UTC 2013

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 03:24:28PM -0500, inode0 wrote:
>> > What is under question is that it publishes a message for each set of
>> > votes cast by users[3].  It includes the number of votes cast, the fas
>> > username of the person who did the voting, and in what election they
>> > voted.  It does *not* include what the person voted for or against.
>> That can often be easily obtained from the other information.
> Assuming the number of votes cast is removed, the two bits of new
> information here are 1) person voted in a certain election and 2) when they
> voted. Would it help if we removed #2, by storing the messages and releasing
> them in random order when the election completes?

No. In what election where the votes cast are secret is the fact of
voting public? I can't recall ever participating in such an election
but maybe my head is full of mud today. I have an expectation that my
voting behavior is private.


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