[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections

Jim Jagielski jimjag at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 13:02:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 8:23 AM, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org>wrote:

> Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> >   - with such a large electorate, getting a majority of a 25+% voter
> >     turnout to vote for an election system change is going to require a
> >     lot of awareness raising. I'm trying to imagine a massive "our
> >     election system is broken, it's critical you turn out to fix it"
> >     being a positive thing. I'm also concious that if we did hold a
> >     vote to move to STV and it was rejected, that could be the end of
> >     the matter forever.
> Frankly, if getting a 25+% voter turnout is seen as an impossible task,
> that means the membership is fundamentally broken. And I think it is,
> due to the low bar of entry and lack of membership expiration.
Or the "my vote doesn't count" mentality... which is, at least imo, at
least as significant as the low-bar and lack of expiration.
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