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Re: Form of proportional representation

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:49:37 +0100
Message-ID: <50C85331.40500@w3.org>
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 12/12/2012 05:09 , Brian Kardell wrote:
> That sounds entirely sane to me, someone without a vote at all, as a
> good starting point :)  However, in the future it would actually be nice
> IMO if the public (say, anyone with a w3c account) could cast a weighted
> vote such that some number of us amounts one member org vote (probably
> easily calculated to prevent to chaos by the fact that the number of
> member orgs and the number of w3c accounts are known quantities).
> If the Web belongs to all of us, it might be nice if we had some degree
> of consideration given to the collective voices of those of us who
> cannot afford the poll tax :)

I heartily agree. While the AC electing the AB makes some sense (and 
even then I think there could be some community seats), it's the wrong 
constituency to elect the TAG. There have been proposals for broader 
electoral reforms (notably giving differently weighed votes to AC, 
chairs, team, group participants, CGs, etc.). I don't know if there 
would be strong opposition; at this point I think the primary reason why 
no such idea has gone much farther is because it hasn't been high enough 
on anyone's list of priorities to get a champion.

Then again there are also proposals to just make the TAG a 
self-selecting set and just turn it into a CG. That might be simpler :)

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:49:56 UTC

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