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Re: Disclosing election results -- a voice of caution

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:53:21 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
CC: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DCD68DF8-2C2D-49B3-A7BA-2B1C0C5A8359@adobe.com>

On Jun 3, 2014, at 7:13 AM, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:

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> 98 Members voted which is more than 25% of the Membership.  Personally, I am quite pleased that there was this level of interest.  While not the 90+% that I would have preferred, the 25% is still larger than some democratic political elections in some locations.  

That it's larger than some place does not make it good, or even good enough. In the democracies I know, 25% participation is considered to seriously lack in relevance and legitimacy. Typical editorials and headlines in such outcomes wax much angst on 'our broken democracy' etc. Needless to say, I didn't expect you to be 'quite pleased'. 

But I also don't think 'open voting' - however defined - or the lack thereof has anything to do with this either.
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