[linux-aus] Re: distributed voting

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Thu Jan 8 10:56:02 UTC 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Anand Kumria wrote:

> > 
> > And, divorce the SGM's, and AGM's, from the conference, hopefully, as 
> Eventually, although that is a slightly different debate, which I
> suspect would be get someone lost in the various threads going on at the
> moment.
> A test will be if we can have an SGM towards the middle of the year to 
> fixup a few other errors in the consititution which were not put on the 
> table in time.
> That will get both the organisation of LA and its members used to
> running things distributedly. Perhaps you can assist by looking into
> some system that would allow that to happen painlessly?

Have you read the message that I posted, in response to Leon's one, in 
the thread "Constitution version 6"?

In the part (my inline response), where I start the paragraph with "A 
mailing list is set up", I give a description of a model.

Is that sufficient as a starting point, or do you want more detail?

I can insert a copy of the paragraph into a message such as this, if you 
want, but, as it is already posted, I thought a reference to it, might 
be adequate.

If it is sufficient as a starting point, a trusted Perl or PHP developer 
on the list, could probably write a polling application to implement the 
details that I have mentioned. The application could then be tested, 
using surveys in the interim, before the SGm, to refine the application.

Depending on the degree of detail that you want, I can probably find the 
people involved in the model that was used in the thing in which I was 
involved, but it may take a while (a week, or some weeks), to find which 
computer has the material that can lead me back to the people involved, 
(I am not sure which email application I was using at the time, but I 
probably still have the emails from a few years ago) and, then try to 
contact them, to try to get details of the polling system, etc.

Let me know what you want from here.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 

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