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Re: Reforming the NM process

On Tuesday 25 April 2006 16:14, Thaddeus H. Black wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 02:29:56PM +0300, Panu Kalliokoski wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 10:15:20PM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > > Besides, there is no value in a wide-open voting system.  This is
> > > called an "Internet poll" and the results generally reflect whatever
> > > websites or blogs happen to publicise it.
> >
> > Not if those people have to be properly identified via their PGP keys.
> > Such a simple requirement will already cut off the "casual Joes" that
> > only vote once because they saw the announcement somewhere.  It also
> > prevents most ways of abuse.
> Yes, but was this Peter's point?  There is already an inherent
> unfairness in Debian's voting system when the vote of a relatively
> modest contributor and less-than-one-year DD like me counts exactly as
> much as each of the votes of Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a, Christian
> Perrier, Manoj Srivastava, Ian Jackson or Joey Schulze (to name a few
> examples)---each of whom is tenfold voteworthy next to me.  

That is true, but it is not a Debian specific unfairness. If we assume that 
Debian Project and Debian Constitution resembles a Country and its 
Constritution, then Debian Project treats the voters with the same weight 
just like people voting in a country (all adults (respectfully DD's) have one 
vote with the same weigth). 

It is probably doable to stipulate a measurement scheme of how voteworthy a 
given voter is by means of the number and quality his/her packages, how long 
he has a DD and so on... but this is where the things get complicated and 
probably (if not done right) will raise more unfairness than the simplified 
one-to-one approach.

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