[LGM] voting process for the lgm 2018

Frank Trampe frank.trampe at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 21:12:14 UTC 2017

I think that three days is too short. We got very few responses within that
period last time. And doing it on a mailing list can be sort of disorderly.
Surely we could do an Etherpad like last time?

I also think that it is important explicitly to establish for each year the
local organizer as part of the hosting resolution. It's an important
office, mediating between local organizers and the various global teams,
and ought to exist formally so that there is a known first and last (not
necessarily single) point of contact for all things.

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:40 PM, Louis Desjardins <
louis.desjardins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The rationale behind having this vote among a short list of people is
> these people have taken a lot of time to review the proposals, ask
> questions, ask for precisions, weighed the pros and cons according to their
> knowledge of organising such an event and are now ready to go a step
> further towards acceptance by the community by stating clearly that they
> recommend one proposal — in this case, the Sevilla proposal.
> People who have taken part of the process can express their views and
> vote. Once voted, the recommendation is then sent to the larger list for
> the overall acceptance. At that late point, unless somebody rises an
> unexpected and serious reason against the proposal, the LGM has a new home
> for the coming event.
> Anyone who wanted to get involved in the process had the time to do so in
> the past months. Nothing was hidden, I think.
> I believe this process is sane and has worked for many many years with no
> bad comments that I can recall.
> The actual process will probably generate a "dictatorial" result as Ale
> mentions it (especially because we have only one proposal). But
> nonetheless, changing the voting process to accommodate some people who
> express some reserve about this process at this late point in time seems to
> me not the way to go.
> We have a sane and proven process. If it works, let’s not try to fix it!
> Cheers!
> Louis
> 2017-09-14 16:17 GMT-04:00 ale rimoldi <ale at graphicslab.org>:
>> hey people
>> during this evening monthly meeting 50% of the participants have
>> criticized the fact that the vote would happen on the lgm-org list
>> instead of the more general lgm list.
>> since the rest 50% of the active participant was also for a vote
>> process that is as open as possible, i amend my proposal and i now
>> suggest that the vote will take place on this list.
>> personally, i have the feeling that most of the persons that should in
>> any case involved in the decision have already given a positive
>> feedback.
>> but the question remains: which goal should the vote reach for sevilla
>> to be accepted as the venue for 2018?
>> should there simply be more yes than no?
>> (well, currently i expect a dictatorial 100% of yes... but who knows?)
>> so here my latest proposal:
>> - on sunday september 17 i send an email to the list with the  subject
>>   "should the lgm 2018 be in sevilla?"
>> - everybody who feels like, answers to the thread with a "yes" or "no"
>>   the email can be longer, but only the ones clearly stating a "yes" or
>>   "no" will be counted : - )
>> - we wait for at least three days for replies, maximum until sunday
>>   24 september and as soon as there are have been no replies for two
>>   days we count the votes.
>> - if there is a majority of yes, next year we will all go to sevilla!
>> if there is no major outrage, i'll send the email on sunday (or anybody
>> else can send it! of course).
>> let's hope for the better!
>> ciao
>> a.l.e
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