Re: A modest request
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 03:30:16PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> 1. Why are we doing this? What are the problems that we hope to solve?
> What are some examples of this?
We ran into conflicting interpretations of our current constitution when
discussing how to vote on some issues related to non-free.
> 2. How will it solve these problems?
By eliminating these ambiguities in a manner that [hopefully]
we all like.
> 3. Why are we solving the problems in this particular manner?
That question is a bit vague -- what does "in this particular manner"
We've had a lot of advice from people who study election methods.
We think we understand something about how debian makes decisions and
has made decisions.
I proposed a series of drafts based on an improper understanding of the
significance of "tie" for the vote counting mechanism that was recommended
by the electionmethods people.
> 4. Does it introduce any new problems, however remote?
That's what we're currently discussing. Until we have something
we can agree is a final draft, I don't think we're prepared to
give a simple answer to this question.
> A URL or link to some resource that would provide nice background could be
> nice too.
http://electionmethods.org/ is a good starting point.