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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [VOTE] Jukka Zitting for IPMC Chair (was Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:26:54 GMT
On 9 February 2012 17:11, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
<chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2012, at 9:03 AM, Ate Douma wrote:
>
>> On 02/09/2012 05:58 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 8:49 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, if there's an election, the fair thing is to include all candidates
and see who gets the majority. A vote on just one candidate is odd.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Agreed.
>>>>
>>>> I suggest that this VOTE be withdrawn, and a true election,
>>>> with all candidates be done.
>>>
>>> What's preventing anyone from calling a VOTE on any other candidate? Of which,
>>> as I understand it, there are none.
>>>
>>> Noel is the existing chair. If this VOTE is *not* successful, then he remains
the chair.
>>> If it is, successful, then the recommendation is to change him out as the chair.
>>>
>>> Did I miss something by actually "trying" to make progress here?
>>
>> For one, how or when would you call this vote successful?
>
> The same way we could if there were 2 people on the ballot. Max(votes), with
> the greater number being the winner, no?
>
> There is little difference but implementation mechanism for:
>
> a. holding a single VOTE thread with 2 candidates
> b. holding 2 VOTE threads with a candidate each.
>
> And then summing the total votes in either case.

As long as:
- people know that each vote thread is not the only vote thread
- the votes are held at the same time so each person can vote for
either (or both/neither).

Otherwise one or other vote thread may have an unfair advantage.

> Cheers,
> Chris
>
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