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Re: Elections!

From: "Stéphane A(dot) Schildknecht" <stephane(dot)schildknecht(at)postgresql(dot)fr>
To: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Elections!
Date: 2010-05-10 08:23:54
Message-ID: 4BE7C29A.2060305@postgresql.fr (view raw or flat)
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Le 10/05/2010 10:09, damien clochard a écrit :
> Le 10/05/2010 09:28, Simon Riggs a écrit :
>> On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 06:59 +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
>>
>>> The rules don't prevent manipulation, they just require that
>>> manipulation to be planned in advance. 
> 
> Even without talking about manipulations and conspiracy theories, i see
> this 4-week rule as a very good thing.
> 
> Here's my experience with the PGFR votes that happened last march.
> PGFR and PGEU have similar statutes even though they've evolved
> separatedly and elections rules a slightly different...
> 
> PGFR doesn't have such a rule saying that members must be registred at
> least 4 weeks before the elections. Anyone member can vote with no time
> restriction. What happened this year is that the Boad election was
> scheduled after an Open Source Meeting where PGFR had booth. Some
> visitors came to the booth and took their membership to the association,
> which is a good thing. And by doing so they got the right to vote to the
> elections a few hours later, which is absolutely not a good thing.

Of course it is! Why should we tell people "We don't know you, therefore you
can't vote!" ? Whenever people want to get involved, they don't pay to be
half-involved, do they?

(...)

> We just achieved this new elections process in PGFR. Overall we lost
> something like 6 weeks.

That's your point of view.


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Stéphane Schildknecht
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