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Re: Voting and W3C level of engagement

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:07:52 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
CC: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <08D291BB-75E5-4F92-99C8-800FD7F27ED4@adobe.com>

On Jun 5, 2014, at 8:25 PM, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:

> 
> On 6/4/2014 9:57 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Charles, Jeff,
>> 
>> Le 5 juin 2014 à 06:54, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru> a écrit :
>>> I think it is unfortunate that AC members cannot afford to be more engaged. But then, a lot of the members are quite small, and the cost of serious engagement in everything the AC does is quite high.
>> 
>> # Elections (on topic)
>> Some companies will join just for the publicity of being at W3C or for testing the water, which leads me to a thought about elections and decisions. It is said 25% of voters, which is low for a democracy.
> 
> I don't think that 25% is low for a democracy.  

Wait what? When 75% don't vote, the choice of the rest is simply unrepresentative of the whole. That is too low for any democracy.

Out of curiosity, what *is* your definition of low?

> It is low for Presidential races in democracies.  
> In those democracies that also have local races (common in the US), participation is lower than Presidential races.

So the claim here is that within W3C the AB is less a Presidential or Congressional election than, say, a primary vote in the woods of West Virginia, or an election for Rotary Club Treasurer in Lonelyville, NY?

Fair enough. That's certainly an effective way to lower expectations. 

I'm starting to get the hint this is really the wrong mailing list to figure out why anyone cares about the AB.
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