[ubuntu-uk] Voting Processes and Democracy

Peter Lewis prlewis at letterboxes.org
Mon Oct 1 22:15:30 BST 2007


On Monday 01 October 2007 20:37:05 Chris Rowson wrote:
> As I'm sure that most of you are aware a discussion has taken place on
> the mailing list as to the legitimacy and accuracy of the PoC election
> process.


> The question is quite simply do you want the election to be held
> again, yes or no?

I've not been particularly involved in the Ubuntu-UK team so far, so take my 
comments with that in mind, but at the risk of voting for the People's 
Popular Front of Judea rather than the Popular Front of the People of Judea, 
it seems that if the vote closed earlier than the time it was supposed to, 
and it's entirely probable that people would have voted in the evening and 
hence changed the (close) result, I think it seems like maybe the only 
legitimate option is to run the thing again. I.e: Yes.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be annoying, and I'd rather we all just 
focused on promoting [X|K|Ed]ubuntu (I notice that the government 
certification task is currently unattended, and at uni we have a whole load 
of new first years to educate about the joys of free software), but it 
strikes me that if we're gonna do the democracy thing, we might as well do it 

Thanks for reading,


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