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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: Web voting
Date Sat, 07 Sep 2013 05:40:01 GMT
Hey Marvin,

I started to flesh out a potential REST API for Apache Steve
(no code there yet, just ideas). Thoughts and contributions are
of course welcome. Alan C. also contributed to this:


-----Original Message-----
From: Marvin Humphrey <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:10 PM
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Web voting

>On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 3:32 AM, Christian Grobmeier <>
>> Am 03.09.13 12:18, schrieb Tammo van Lessen:
>>> I find Loomio [1] looks very promising. It's probably not exactly
>>> tailor-made for our decision making progress but it can showcase [2]
>>> is possible and if it can help us.
>> Looks pretty nice.
>> Is it a requirement to send individual votes to the ml (like with
>>voting on
>> releases).
>I would say no -- but the results must be auditable.  A final tally
>all votes cast is a requirement.  I also think it would be useful to send
>email notification that a vote has been cast to the personal email of the
>individual who cast it.
>To my mind it's a feature if we can achieve auditability without
>emails to the list, as that improves the list's signal-to-noise ratio.
>For auditability's sake, we need to limit those who can vote to a
>Code we run on our own servers can hook into LDAP, or maybe even
>membership records.  What sort of implementation challenges would
>present if we use external voting services?
>> in some cases we need secret votes (like with the IPMC chair vote)
>We have acceptable solutions now for all our voting needs, including
>votes with Apache Steve.  Web voting would be for the sake of making some
>votes easier; we don't have to use it all the time.
>> Loomio looks hackable actually.
>AGPL, though. :\
>Marvin Humphrey
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