On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 09:45 +0300, John Babich wrote:
FDP Team Members:
I appreciate that FUDCon 2007 is starting in Boston today. I wish I could
be there, but I still plan to attend via IRC and any blogging being done. It
should be a great time for all.
Although this is a very busy time, we need to clear up a few confusing issues
regarding the FDSCo elections.
Thanks, John; you are quite correct. Here's a quick snapshot answer,
and we can meet on #fedora-docs tomorrow anytime to clear it all up.
I am referring to three documents:
1. "Nominations now open, Elections for FDSCo 2-Feb to 12-Feb",
First of all, full disclosure: I am a candidate for this election. :-)
This is how I understand the election based on these documents:
1. All 7 seats on the FDSCo are open for re-election (as stated in doc #1).
2. Therefore, each qualified voter gets up to 7 votes, 0-7 of which are
cast for each candidate. For example, I can cast all 7 votes for one
candidate, or distribute them how I please among all the candidates,
as long as I do not exceed 7 votes cast (stated in doc #2).
Implicit in this
is that a candidate can vote for one's self.
I'm not sure this is possible in the current voting scheme. I think it
is one vote max per candidate. We'll have to get Toshio to clear this
3. I cannot vote for someone who has not self-nominated on the
page (doc #2).
4. If 7 seats are open, 9 candidates must self-nominate (doc #2).
5. According to doc #2, the deadline for self-nomination is passed (3 days
before 2 Feb is 30 January).
6. Consequently, there are now only 4 candidates, including myself, as of
the time of this writing (doc #3).
Well, five, I forgot to put mine in. Oops, missed the deadline.
Typical Karsten. :)
7. According to doc #2, the voting is therefore automatically
week from 2 February, making the new date 9 February for the election.
8. This is in the hope that 5 more candidates will self-nominate by
their own names on doc #3.
We need to approach some people who are hesitant about putting
themselves in. Relative newcomers are welcome, but may not know it.
9. If there are still less than 7 candidates, then voting will take
place with the
number of candidates posted (doc #2).
Yes, but we can review if this still makes sense. We are not in such a
hurry as to require making bad decisions. :)
Now, please clarify the following points:
1. Since we are a global community, are we referring to these dates as
beginning on 12:01 AM (0001 hours) UTC (also known as GMT) or by
another standard? In other words, will voting now take place on 9 Feb
at 12:01 (0001 hours) UTC?
We have always used the 23:59 UTC on the calendar date specified. Makes
2. WIll the next wave of self-nominations close on 6 February or 9
Ouch, I cannot figure this out right now, brain tired. Let's decide
this in the morning.
It may be fortunate that the voting period was extended
automatically, so that
we have the opportunity to clarify these points. I'm sorry that I
didn't grasp the
situation right away as I am very busy at work at the moment.
Thank you much for catching this; been an unexpectedly busy week for
Once these decisions are taken regarding this election, I further
we post them prominently on the nominations page, along the lines of:
1. You have seven (7) votes.
2. You may cast anywhere from 0 to 7 votes in total.
3. Cast 0-7 votes for each candidate up to 7 votes.
Best Regards and Enjoy FUDCon,