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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] [VOTE] Jukka Zitting for IPMC Chair (was Re: NOMINATIONS for Incubator PMC Chair)
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:11:08 GMT
On Feb 9, 2012, at 9:03 AM, Ate Douma wrote:

> On 02/09/2012 05:58 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 8:49 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>> On Feb 9, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Andrus Adamchik wrote:
>>>> Well, if there's an election, the fair thing is to include all candidates
and see who gets the majority. A vote on just one candidate is odd.
>>> Agreed.
>>> I suggest that this VOTE be withdrawn, and a true election,
>>> with all candidates be done.
>> What's preventing anyone from calling a VOTE on any other candidate? Of which,
>> as I understand it, there are none.
>> Noel is the existing chair. If this VOTE is *not* successful, then he remains the
>> If it is, successful, then the recommendation is to change him out as the chair.
>> Did I miss something by actually "trying" to make progress here?
> For one, how or when would you call this vote successful?

The same way we could if there were 2 people on the ballot. Max(votes), with
the greater number being the winner, no?

There is little difference but implementation mechanism for:

a. holding a single VOTE thread with 2 candidates
b. holding 2 VOTE threads with a candidate each.

And then summing the total votes in either case.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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