[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Election Statistics
tristan at aptira.com
Wed Oct 3 17:13:37 UTC 2012
With a community of this size and growing, one consideration might be to reduce the count of number of persons from one organisation from 2 to 1. This doesn't fix the low barrier of entry problem though.
In a worst case scenario (i like worst case scenarios) where we have several large organisations join the Golds and miss out on a Gold seat, then there's nothing to stop them taking 2 individual seats each with some mass mail outs, and right now there's no way I can think of to prevent that.
Making people pay for membership is something, but $99pa is a lot of money in developing nations, so that would discriminate.
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On 04/10/2012, at 1:51 AM, "Mark Collier" <mark at openstack.org> wrote:
> I will take the action to talk with our attorney to understand the feasibility of using condorcet in the future.
> On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 11:18am, "Monty Taylor" <mordred at inaugust.com> said:
>> On 10/03/2012 02:39 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>>>> We need to discuss how to
>>>> raise the bar of membership entry just enough to improve that.
>>> Alternatively (or additionally), we could switch to Condorcet, which is
>>> an election method that specifically does not fill the proportionality
>>> criteria. 30% of voters won't give you anything, especially if the other
>>> 70% don't like you that much.
>>> It would favor consensus candidates, which in this case (individual
>>> member election) could be a good idea.
>>> AFAIK there is a lawyer question about accepted election methods for
>>> corporate boards under Delaware law, but I think that's an option that
>>> we should definitely explore.
>> I support any and all efforts for us to use Condorcet instead of cumulative.
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