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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Vote PMC Chair - Silent voting appropriate?
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:22:00 GMT
> I wonder if it is better to do a silent vote for the
> future Apache Lenya PMC Chair.

Not really.  You could use the Lenya PPMC list, which is similar to the
Cocoon PMC list.

> The main reason I see is, that such votes should not end up in a
> popularity contest.

It is still all about community.  If you have trouble coming up with a PMC
Chair, that says something about the community.  Having more than one good
choice is fine, but choosing shouldn't be divisive.

> I saw some ASF Board minutes from year 2002 where it was discussed to
> use STV as a voting system.

That has been used rarely, e.g., when voting for the ASF Board and
Membership.

	--- Noel


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