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Re: [tdf-discuss] LibOCon proposals

I hope that the board understands that this is no longer an issue of voting for a conference location. The "we can exclude you whenever we want" message being sent to contributors is rather strong. Is this issue important enough that it deserves this precedent?



On 1/26/12 1:00 AM, Florian Effenberger wrote:

Stefan Weigel wrote on 2012-01-25 18:45:

Ok. So this is going to be a TDF conference. Accepted. ;-)

TDF members decide about it, others are invited as guests. Accepted. ;-)

no, that's the wrong assumption. :) It is a conference for all interested parties, for the large community, for everyone. It is called "LibreOffice Conference" on purpose. :-)

However, we in the past had large practical problems with many people voting who did not intend to go at all - "joke voters". So we had a hard time providing mechanisms to avoid joke votings.

My first idea was to invite people from all the mailing lists, but in today's BoD call the concern was raised, that by that, we would effectively also miss several people, as it's no clear border to draw. What about those not on a list, but actively contributing in the wiki?

Thus, for 2012, we decided to only allow members to vote, and at the same time encourage contributors to become members.

I guess any solution has drawbacks, so I hope we could find some sensible one. If there is a "one size fits it all" solution, I am happy to hear it, of course. :-)


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