On 12 February 2017 at 21:17, Aleksa Sarai <asarai(a)suse.de> wrote:
You need to
login with your connect.opensuse.org
credentials, you can
choose from two candidates and you have to vote for two candidates - of
course you can only vote if you are openSUSE member .
While it's a bit late for this discussion, maybe requiring people to log in
in order to vote is a bad idea? The way KDE and the OCI do it is by sending
every voting member a unique link they can use to vote, and there's a system
in place to verify that your vote was entered correctly. Your identity and
the vote you cast are not correlated at all by this system.
Cornell University even has a free (as in freedom and price) implementation
of the above service called CIVS.
does not do this, and personally I question the
practical usefulness of connect.o.o. Aside from voting what _practical_
purpose is it solving? Registration to become a board member doesn't need to
have a full-fledged "social network"...
When connect.opensuse.org's voting became untrustable and the election
halted, Martin with assistance of the Board, evaluated a number of
We all liked the idea of emailing members a one-time use link to let
them vote without needing to login. This is why my earlier
announcements on the topic included advice to get everyone to refresh
their contact emails in connect.opensuse.org
As we're under time pressure to institute a new board ASAP, we looked
at hosted solutions like SurveyMonkey. While they 'worked', they also
had a high rate of sending those emails into spam folders. This made
the choice unfeasible for this election.
And so Michal hacked together this stop gap solution. It's dirty, it's
nasty, but it works and we can trust it (with the code in github
even), but I do not consider it to be a permanent solution.
and all of the Projects other infrastructure
issues need to be fixed.
For voting and our membership approval/database I think we're all open
to the idea of totally replacing connect.opensuse.org
Some people may still like it or something similar for some kind of
'openSUSE social network', but personally I'm not convinced we need
that, where as I absolutely know we need a voting platform &
membership database ;) (unless we were to change the way the Project
is set up..but that would require a vote..which means we need a voting
platform & membership database to decide if we still need it or not
Would you be willing to work with the Board and the openSUSE Heroes to
help get CIVS or something similar (eg. Helios) up and running by the
end of this calendar year?
Do you have any ideas for the membership approval process also?
These two above questions are not just for Aleksa..anyone can help,
and we'll appreciate it, please :)
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