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

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 19:11:23 UTC 2009

That sounds pretty good.
I might add that, to make this more manageable for BOD and members alike, a
dashboard would be handy that lists available votes awaiting participation.

BOD have this, but it's not terribly usable right now -- as the handiest
approach would be to provide a list of "items that need your attention" or
somesuch to make it clear how members can make a difference (and what their
dues are giving them access to!).


On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:49 AM, David Recordon <david at sixapart.com> wrote:

> While the specs council vote is designed as a recommendation to the
> membership, I'm also trying to capture the current ad hoc involvement of
> community members who are not members of the Foundation.  I imagine it would
> work something like this:
> 1) Proposers work on building consensus around their proposal on the
> specs at openid.net mailing list working toward the final version
> 2) Propoers submit the proposal to the Specs Council which begins the 15
> day period
> 3) Sometime within the 15 days (ideally as soon as possible) the Specs
> Council creates the vote within the tool designating it as a Specs Council +
> Community (anyone) vote
> 4) An email is sent to the specs at openid.net list announcing the
> recommendation vote, noting that only specs council members have binding
> votes, but encouraging anyone who wants to to vote
> 5) Once all of the Specs Council members have voted or 15 days have
> elapsed, whichever comes first, the results are shown at a public URL
> showing how each council member voted and aggregated counts of how the
> community voted
> 6) The Foundation Membership approval vote is created and runs normally
> also providing a link to the results of the Specs Council + community vote
> --David
> On Jan 26, 2009, at 9:48 AM, Martin Atkins wrote:
>  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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