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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Web voting
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:27:33 GMT
We already have a web interface to the voting (h/t Joe), but I bet
there is quite a bit more to what you're asking. We're pretty low on
dev time :-/ ...

Volunteers are certainly welcome! We've got some ideas in motion, but
can certainly use help.


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 7:28 AM, Suresh Marru <> wrote:
>> We don't need to worry for this vote, but in general relying on voter's
>> statement is not a good idea. An authoritative resource to verify the
>> binding and non-binding votes is [1].
>> [1] -
> I agree, but what a pain in the neck.
> Instead of running votes manually on our mailing lists, I wish that we ran
> them in a web application.
> *   Votes could be tied to LDAP in order to differentiate binding from
>     non-binding.
> *   Improved mailing list signal-to-noise ratio.
> *   No more confusion as to what is DISCUSS and what is VOTE on a vote
>     thread -- all email replies would be discussion.
> *   Automatic generation of both the email starting the vote and the email
>     announcing the vote result, reducing administrative overhead.  No more
>     tedious and error-prone manual tallying and validation!
> *   Vote results could be stored permanently in some kind of database, making
>     apps like Brane's "Incubator Voting Status" more reliable and easier to
>     maintain.  (<>)
> The Incubator runs a lot of votes.  If code can be provided, I think it's
> reasonable to petition for Infra resources to maintain a voting service.
> Thoughts?
> Ideally, Apache Steve would power a web voting app.  How close is it to
> providing the features we would need?
> Marvin Humphrey
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