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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-06-26

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Kevin Kofler<kevin kofler chello at> wrote:

>> Fedora contributors elected representatives.
> The word "representative" contains "represent". You're supposed to represent
> the opinions of the people who elected you, not just your own.

And how in the world can you tell who elected you? Especially in the
range voting method where you are at best seeing who didn't vote for
you if you didn't get X number of votes. At most an inference is that
in the limited number of votes is that you were voted for by the same
people who voted for the people who are disagreeing with you. Range
voting basically removes 'mandates' from candidates because it tries
to deal as well as possible with Arrow's paradox.

In the end, your best bet of knowing who 'your' constituency is voting
your conscience. You also do your best by listening to the community
as a whole and try to figure out what they are asking agrees with your
conscience. If over time your conscience doesn't agree over time you
will be voted out. [If anything I can see in Range Voting it is that
you are voting against candidates.. not really for them]

>        Kevin Kofler
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Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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