fedmsg for voting?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 20:55:19 UTC 2013


On 10 September 2013 14:50, inode0 <inode0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>

In general Debian records who votes and makes it public.
http://www.debian.org/vote/2013/vote_001_voters.txt
In Fedora, I think only the votes on committees are made public in reports
when there isn't a consensus



> but maybe my head is full of mud today. I have an expectation that my
> voting behavior is private.
>
> John
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