[OpenStack Foundation] Individual Member Director Elections

Ryan Lane rlane at wikimedia.org
Wed Oct 9 23:24:53 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> wrote:

> On 2013-10-09 17:06:03 -0400 (-0400), Ryan Lane wrote:
> > Aren't many people in this thread saying there is indeed
> > something wrong with the election method being used? It allows
> > easy ballot stuffing.
> Part of the counterargument is that the mere dozens of us expressing
> concern on a mailing list are but a miniscule portion of the
> thousands of registered foundation members, which supposedly
> suggests that a vast majority of the members are fine with the
> status quo (or more likely completely unaware this conversation is
> going on, or perhaps even simply disinterested in election mechanics
> altogether).

Which doesn't mean that the argument is invalid, just that it needs more
visibility. The voting record clearly shows there's a problem with the
voting system (even though there's nothing wrong with the current board).
Most people in the community have probably never seen the voting record
stats, though.

- Ryan
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