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On Call for Consensus - "Use 'Schulze STV' for voting"

From: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:22:49 -0700
Message-ID: <53987449.2070305@linux.intel.com>
To: W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
The CfC was on whether we should suggest to the AC that "W3C should 
adopt the Schulze method of determining the winners".  I think that was 
the wrong question.  I don't think we have consensus here to tell the AC 
we think they should do that.

Some people care about this and think there is a problem.  Some (like 
me) would be fine with switching to some simple STV method, but see the 
complexity of Schulze as too much when we don't see any problem with the 
current system or simpler STV techniques.  We seem likely to be headed 
by having an experimental ranking and other questions alongside the next 
election to gather data.  But, that will be from a subset of AC voters 
who do the extra part that doesn't count in voting.

I can't see what harm could be done by trying Schulze STV out by using 
it in the next election only, the TAG election.  That would give the AC 
some real experience with it and provide some data for W3C staff to 
examine (e.g. whether different vote counting techniques based on 
ranking would have made a difference).


This is a suggestion to the AB to ask for an AC poll on using Schulze 
STV one time for the next TAG election. (or the next cycle, TAG and AB, 
if proponents prefer that).
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 15:23:21 UTC

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