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Re: Voting again…

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 11:26:30 -0700
Cc: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-id: <A6BE2AD1-F8C7-408C-B554-AD79AE57C2C6@apple.com>
To: "Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)" <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>

On May 4, 2014, at 12:38 , Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH) <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hmmm...  The turnout in these elections is something like 20%. Most AC reps have  barely enough information about the candidates to make binary decisions about them, much less rank them. 

Indeed, in a situation where simultaneously:
* I am not sure what the AB does
* I have no idea who most of these people are

(neither are true for me, by the way)

then the best thing to do is to abstain.  

Now, if you attend TPAC, go to AC meetings, read the list, you’ll get a good idea of who the candidates are, I think.  The visibility and importance of the AB is improving, as well.

My conclusion is that we should improve the voting system on the assumption that people’s understanding the role and the candidates can also be improved (and is improving).

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 5 May 2014 18:26:58 UTC

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