[Linux-aus] Nomination for Ordinary Committee Members

skribe skribe at amber.com.au
Thu Jan 5 23:09:02 UTC 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 12:26, Pia Waugh wrote:

> > If only email addresses are used, the nominee (as above), and the
> > nominator, can both be completely obscured, making the message only as
> > informative as saying "For your information, someone has been nominated.
> > We are not going to tell you who has been nominated, only that someone
> > has been nominated.".
> That is fair enough, we will take that on board and fix it for next
> version, but fixing it in a running election would be a bit wrong.

Wouldn't changing to a more informative nomination structure require a change 
in how memberships are generated?  As I understand it there is no 
verification between names/email addresses and living people.  How easy would 
it be to stack the election with bogus names and addresses all voting for the 
one candidate/ticket?

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