please vote for new SPI Board members

Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer branden+spi-treasurer at
Tue Feb 4 08:21:50 UTC 2003

I gather that we haven't yet met quorum for the Board member election.

It is very important that SPI's contributing members vote.  I saw a lot
of passion on this list back in December and I personally would not like
to see that momentum get lost.

If you were unaware that there was an election underway, please take the
time to subscribe to the spi-announce mailing list.

Here is a part of Wichert Akkerman (the SPI Secretary's) call for votes

  At its January 7, 2003 meeting the board of directors accepted
  resolution 2003-01-06.wta.1, which details the procedure for extending
  the board with three new members.

  During the period from January 25 to February 7 (UTC) contributing
  members can cast their vote online. People who become contributing
  members during this period are also eligible for voting. The voting
  system can be found at the following address:

  Votes will be counted using the "Concordet" election method system which
  will be used to select the most preferred candidate. Conceptually, the
  election will be broken into a a series of pairwise races between each
  possible paring of the candidates. If one candidate beats each of the
  others in pairwise races, that candidate wins. Otherwise, the
  "Cloneproof/Schwartz Sequential Dropping" method is employed to choose
  the most preferred candidate from those remaining.

  As such, vote preferences should be made by ranking the candidates. A
  vote that simply specifies "X" is does not imply preference. Your
  preference will be shown best when you specify all candidates in order
  of preference (i.e. "XYZWTUV"). Voting "XY" implies that you prefer
  candidate X to candidate Y but will not affect the races between X and
  the other candidates or Y and the other candidates.

  Some background reading on preferential voting and Concordet is
  available online at .

Please participate!  SPI is *your* organization.

G. Branden Robinson, Treasurer
Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
treasurer at
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