[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections

Dave Neary dneary at redhat.com
Tue Oct 8 10:12:35 UTC 2013


On 10/08/2013 11:59 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>>   - I was in favour of the max-4-votes-per-candidate "tweak" because we
>>     initially thought that would not require a bylaws change. This would
>>     have had an immediate positive effect IMHO.
> Personally I would have made it max-1-vote-per-candidate. Forcing
> everyone to pick the 8 people they want as individual members would
> definitely and efficiently dilute block voting. And it makes perfect sense.

This is the system we had for teh GNOME board of directors, and I was
one of the people who campaigned to have this changed, because 11
equal-weight votes leads to a pure popularity contest (name recognition
is likely to get you in the top 11 if you've been around for a while,
regardless of whether you're good or not, and newer candidates struggle
to get elected, regardless of what they bring to the table).


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