Call for votes for SPI board of directors membership election

Bill Allombert allomber at
Fri Nov 7 15:39:50 UTC 2003

On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 12:13:12AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 08:42:34AM -0500, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> > [...] and among the election methods cognoscenti it is
> > the most recommended method for fair elections. The same is not true for
> > Debian's method; it has been discussed by laymen who haven't really done
> > a rigorous or detailed study of all the ramifications, [...]
> I love it when free software hackers explain how a group of amateurs
> can't possibly contribute anything of useful quality to the state of the
> art in some given field, and that their work is inherently inferior to
> that of professionals.

They can possibly contribute if they try, of course, but so far I have
seen no one trying to provide a rigorous proof that the Debian's method 
is not flawed. 

This is just a matter of independent interest: Debian is interested in
finding a method that fit its need whereas ``professionals'', as you
call them, are interested in certifying election methods.


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