[squeak-dev] [ELECTION] Important - Good and Bad news

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Mon Mar 28 11:52:15 UTC 2011

Göran Krampe wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have been slacking a bit on handling this years Election, and the 
> result is now that we have a slight "conundrum".
> The good news is that we have 7 candidates announced, 4 re-running and 
> 3 new candidates (thus 3 deciding to not re-run this year):
> http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/6162
> ...the bad news is that the board usually has 7 members, so we are 
> quite short on candidates in fact.
> Instead of making an immediate decision on how to handle this I want 
> you - the community - to speak up. What should we do? Options:
> 1. Prolong the candidacy period, and/or let it continue up until the 
> day before the election starts. Hopefully getting more candidates.
> 2. Skip the rest and just grab the 7 we have! :)
> 3. Decide to lower the number of seats on the board.
> ...well, I can't think of more options right now. What do you all think?
> regards, Göran

I think 1. is ok. Otherwise, I'd prefer doing the election as usual, 
even if the result is already known. I'm against 2. and 3. Those would 
be changing the rules to adapt to a specific situation. Rules should 
last. (Maybe I'm too sensitive about this... I come from a country that 
had a long tradition of breaking the Constitution. That was _never_ good 
in the long run.)

Juan Vuletich

More information about the Squeak-dev mailing list