Re: Bylaws Revision: VOTING[4]

From: Lynn Winebarger <owinebar(at)indiana(dot)edu>
To: "Darren O(dot) Benham" <gecko(at)benham(dot)net>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bylaws Revision: VOTING[4]
Date: 1999-05-28 19:33:02
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On Fri, 28 May 1999, Darren O. Benham wrote:

> On Fri, May 28, 1999 at 11:07:11AM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > SPI is a nonprofit and thus the term stockholders does not
> > apply and might give a wrong impression.
> What term would you use to convey the method of voting that SPI is trying
> to achieve?

I thought the cooperative and its members model was pretty apt.

> Debian voter turn out for elections seems to be around 22-28% unless it's a
> major election. For example, the leader election was about 50% (give or
> take). Since the board is supposed to do most of the grunt work, if it's
> not of the same caliber of interest, more discussion needs to go into it or
> the propsal needs to be reconsidered.
Interesting - what are the requirements for a Debian voting membership?
Here it seems the voting will be limited to contributing members, who may
(or may not) have a higher interest in participating. And the model here
seems like it will be more like the committees do a good deal of the grunt



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