[ros-dev] Constitution

Murphy, Ged (Bolton) MurphyG at cmpbatteries.co.uk
Mon Oct 17 11:44:39 CEST 2005

Ge van Geldorp wrote:

> > [CSH] We haven't done secret elections before. I could go 
> > either way. If it's secret then you put a lot of power into 
> > one person, the person that collects the votes (most likely 
> > the Project Secretary). What procedure would you suggest?
> No, we haven't done this before, and I didn't like it...
> How about the Project Secretary nominates a neutral vote counter (can be
> anyone, Registered or Unregistered, including the Project Secretary
> which all the candidates have to affirm? Can be done in private emails
> between Project Secretary and candidates. That should ensure the

Another quick point to say that using the voting facility on the board would
remove the issue of giving a 'project secretary' power in a secret vote. The
software would control that ..... And software doesn't lie or cheat  :)

In the way the phpbb forums voting works, each voter will only ever be able
to make 1 vote, even if they have multiple usernames, as only 1 of those
usernames will be in the 'developer' group.

You can even go as far as making the forum hidden from everyone not in the
developer group ..... Although I think this is wrong, and should be read
only to everyone else.


-----Original Message-----
From: Murphy, Ged (Bolton) [mailto:MurphyG at cmpbatteries.co.uk] 
Sent: 17 October 2005 09:48
To: 'ReactOS Development List'
Subject: RE: [ros-dev] Constitution

This sounds reasonable.
Phpbb can use the feature whereby only a set group can post in a certain
section of the forum, in this case, the developer group in the voting

This also gives the added bonus of being a secret ballot, as Ge requested.

Comments can be made without polluting the topic, and the results can be
written to the wiki.

-----Original Message-----
From: Freworld [mailto:michael at freeworld.net] 
Sent: 17 October 2005 09:19
To: ReactOS Development List
Subject: Re: [ros-dev] Constitution

Perhaps we should vote on the website rather than on the mailinglist? 
The mailinglist could be used for the discussion about what exactly the 
vote will be and to make the vote public with a link (most people don't 
look at the website but at the mailinglist). With the new login system 
it would be no problem to control that only committers can vote. This 
way we would have a clean overlook what decisions were taken and what 
was decided exactly.

If there is an interest in this I would implement it into the website.


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