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RE: Voting and W3C level of engagement

From: GALINDO Virginie <Virginie.Galindo@gemalto.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 20:31:48 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, "Nottingham, Mark" <mnotting@akamai.com>
CC: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <540E99C53248CE468F6F7702588ABA2AA490004A@A1GTOEMBXV003.gto.a3c.atos.net>
Interesting discussion here.
Fine is not ok, of course. But you may know that some standardization bodies are defining a kind of rule where your participation to group activity allows you to participate in decision making (e.g. voting is only permitted when attending the 3 last meeting). This corresponds more or less to the good standing/bad standing that W3C defined but never uses.
I am more in favor of encouraging positively people, having an appropriate communication/education to members about essentials W3C decision making, and importance to have vote being relevant to have a strategy backed by most of members.
(Note that I am not trying here to define what is a relevant vote, as we have very different view from 20% to 80%, but I have the feeling that we definitely need more voters then what we have today).

Virginie
gemalto

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Jaffe [mailto:jeff@w3.org]
Sent: dimanche 8 juin 2014 16:23
To: Nottingham, Mark
Cc: Daniel Glazman; public-w3process@w3.org
Subject: Re: Voting and W3C level of engagement


On 6/8/2014 10:13 AM, Nottingham, Mark wrote:
> Nope - that's mandatory voting; if you don't, it's a $50 fine.

I don't know what others think, but I would not be overly supportive of using that approach for W3C elections.

>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 7 Jun 2014, at 10:46 pm, "Jeff Jaffe" <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On 6/7/2014 4:11 PM, Nottingham, Mark wrote:
>>> ... And in Australia, it's usually around 80%.
>> Ah, the benefits of STV ;)
>>
>>> Just for the record.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>>> On 7 Jun 2014, at 1:58 pm, "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 06/06/2014 22:31, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> According to fairvote [1], typical turnout for Congressional
>>>>> elections in the US midterm is about 40%.  I don't have
>>>>> comprehensive data on local elections, but when I searched for
>>>>> some article about that, I learned that 25% is quite typical for municipal elections [2].
>>>> In the US, maybe. Not here on the Old Continent. Turnout for
>>>> municipal elections is rarely below 60% in continental Europe...
>>>> That's just for the record and does not want to have any influence
>>>> on our current discussion.
>>>>
>>>> </Daniel>


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