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Re: Fedora Board election results

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 08:40 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:23 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
>> > ´╗┐What purpose would getting the answers to those questions serve?
>> If we are unhappy with the total voter turnout and want to do
>> something about it for the next election... then making an effort to
>> identify if there is an imbalance in the voting would be worthwhile.
>> Did our European contributors vote in proportion to their cla numbers
>> compared to the North American contributors? If not.. then we know to
>> lean on Max and try to get those numbers up for the next election.  He
>> should be fluent in European by now, so he shouldn't need any help
>> traveling the countryside gathering voters in his wake.
> That answers the geographic question you had.  Sounds like a very sane
> reason and I'm also curious as to what the results of that would be.
> Why do you want to know about the percentage of Red Hat voters vs.
> community?

If the majority of people who voted are inside of RH and not out...
then you have a potential bias you need to focus on the next election.
Why didn't people outside of RH vote? Is the process working? Do
people not feel franchised?

> Or, put another way, what difference does that distinction make?  Should
> we get the same data for Dell and IBM (as they have separate CLAs like
> Red Hat)?
> IMHO, a voter's employer just doesn't matter.

It does if people outside of RH feel they are not going to be
recognized or represented and thus give up on the system.

> josh
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