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Re: [ga] Final draft of proposed mailing list rules
There's also a little problem here that is technical. The voting booth
can be tricked to vote multiple times. All you have to do is switch your
proxy settings to identify yourself as a different machine and then enter
whomevers email address to set the vote. This makes the results bogus as
usual and I certainly will be taking advantage of this nonsense to vote
often and under different identities.
To say the least - i'm not impressed.
On Tue, 18 Jan 2000, Weisberg wrote:
> Going through Ms. Rony's very thoughtful post, I identified the following
> specific points which merit discussion and further drafting or alternate
> provisions before a final "vote." Indeed, I suggest we consider and express our
> opinions on each substantive item separately rather than as a package. I
> suspect that others will want an opportunity to make proposals for the group's
> consideration. Please consider this a motion to defer voting until the proposal
> has been vetted and alternate provisions offered pursuant to a format developed
> by a committee consisting of Mr. Alvestrand, Ms. Rony and Mr. Gaetano.
> Ellen Rony wrote:
> > subject header
> > what percentage a "consensus"
> > if only a small percentage of GA members vote?
> > subjective as to content, cumbersome and
> > vague;
> > discretion in the hands of a Sergeants at Arms, who
> > may a) unilaterally impose posting limits; b) determine what constitutes
> > decorum and relevant business of the GA, and c) moderate content.
> > two objective (not content-related) behaviors that
> > should be explicitly prohibited: mailing attachments without permission
> > and spoofing of email addresses.
> > the camel's nose under the mailing rules tent, with the following declaration:
> > It [the mailing list] is not itself a decision-making body.
> > the GA cannot even nominate persons to serve on the Board
> BTW, I did notice the following provision in Mr. Alvestrand's proposal relating
> to nominations:
> "(d) The GA shall nominate, pursuant to procedures adopted by the NC and
> approved by the Board, persons to serve on the Board in those seats reserved for
> the DNSO."