[OpenID board] Adapting the Voting Tool for the Specs Council?

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Mon Jan 26 17:48:40 UTC 2009

David Recordon wrote:
> I'm wondering what it would take to make the voting tool be able to help 
> out the specs council?  Like other votes, some of the challenges are 
> sifting through an email thread collecting votes, getting people to 
> realize that they're supposed to vote in a certain thread and mixing the 
> input between the community and council members.  What I'd propose is 
> that we add the ability to vote on proposals to the voting tool in such 
> a way where anyone (including non-members) can vote though the results 
> are displayed split up between the council member votes and the wider 
> community votes (a bit like how the US election has the popular vote and 
> the electoral vote).  Ideally this would be extended to the final 
> approval vote as well so that anyone could vote but only the votes from 
> Foundation members would be counted.
> Who should I work with to make this happen?  Other ideas on how this 
> should work?

It was my understanding that the specs council vote was essentially a 
recommendation to the community on how to vote, so it seems like the 
specs council vote ought to happen first, rather than in parallel with 
the community vote.

Displaying the specs council result on the voting page for the community 
vote would be good, though. I assume that right now that could be done 
less elegantly by simply including the specs council result in the text 
that introduces the vote.

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