Do only 28 people care about the future of Thunderbird? Please vote!

Roland moco Tanglao rtanglao at mozilla.com
Thu Feb 25 19:31:37 UTC 2016


me 3 - i just voted but there was no ack

get and vote you all, eh!

...Roland


On 2/25/16 11:29 AM, Mihovil Stanić wrote:
> Voted few days ago but also not sure if it was too early, or if it was 
> received at all.
>
> Mihovil
>
>
> -------- Izvorna poruka --------
> Šalje: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl at libertytrek.org>
> Datum: 25.2.2016. 19:11 (GMT+01:00)
> To: tb-planning at mozilla.org
> Naslov: Re: Do only 28 people care about the future of Thunderbird? 
> Please vote!
>
> I voted, but never got any notification of the receipt of my vote.
>
> Should I have? If not, why wasn't this done? It is easy to send an
> auto-response saying 'Thanks for your vote!'...
>
>
> On 2/25/2016 12:47 PM, R Kent James <kent at caspia.com> wrote:
> > As of yesterday, according to Gerv only 28 people had cast a vote in 
> the
> > ongoing process to confirm a reorganized Thunderbird Council. That is a
> > turnout of less than 15% of the people eligible to vote, and that is 
> too
> > few.
> >
> > I strongly encourage you to participate in this voting process. I've
> > copied Gerv's instructions below. You have less than two days to do 
> this!
> >
> > :rkent
> >
> > On 2/16/2016 4:24 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> >> The following message gives the arrangements for the approval vote for
> >> the new Thunderbird Council.
> >>
> >> Do NOT send votes to tb-planning.
> >>
> >> Timing
> >> ------
> >>
> >> Voting opens at 00:00:01 UTC on Saturday 20th February. The deadline
> >> for sending votes is 23:59:59 UTC on Friday 26rd February, one week 
> later.
> >>
> >> This may be delayed in the unlikely event that Mozilla IT don't set up
> >> the voting email address in time.
> >>
> >> Motion
> >> ------
> >>
> >> Voters will be approving or rejecting the following motion:
> >>
> >> "The Thunderbird community endorses the following list of candidates to
> >> form a Thunderbird Council and lead the project until either a) one 
> year
> >> has elapsed from the date this motion passes, or b) an organizational
> >> home is chosen and a new governance model is put in place. A condition
> >> of approval is that, in the case of b), the new Council commits to
> >> working in good faith with the new organizational home to implement
> >> governance arrangements which are acceptable to that organization, in a
> >> timely fashion. Or, if the organization has no governance requirements,
> >> the Council commits to consult on and implement a governance reform 
> process.
> >>
> >> If vacancies arise on the Council during its period of office, the
> >> Council may leave them unfilled, or fill them using a mechanism of its
> >> own choosing.
> >>
> >> The list of candidates is:
> >>
> >> Florian Quèze
> >> Joshua Cranmer
> >> Jörg Knobloch
> >> Kent James
> >> Magnus Melin
> >> Matt Harris
> >> Patrick Cloke
> >> Philipp Kewisch
> >> Wayne Mery"
> >>
> >> Eligibility
> >> -----------
> >>
> >> Eligible voters are those who were subscribed to tb-planning as of 27th
> >> January 2016, or who are unsubscribed now but have posted to the 
> list in
> >> 2015 or 2016.
> >>
> >> Voting Process
> >> --------------
> >>
> >> Voting will be by secret ballot. To vote, please send an email to:
> >>
> >> thunderbird-vote at mozilla.org <mailto:thunderbird-vote at mozilla.org>
> >>
> >> from the email address which is subscribed to tb-planning at mozilla.org.
> >> Votes must clearly indicate "Yes" or "No", in English. Unclear votes
> >> will be disregarded. The last clear vote from any voter before the
> >> deadline will be the one accepted.
> >>
> >> Submission email addresses will be checked against the tb-planning
> >> subscriber list for an _exact_ (case-insensitive) match. If you are
> >> claiming eligibility based on previous interactions rather than current
> >> subscription, you must include a link to a Google Group archived 
> message
> >> that you posted to the list (from the email address you are voting 
> with)
> >> on or after 1st January 2015.
> >>
> >> The scrutineers will examine the message to attempt to determine the
> >> sending date and time, but it is advised that you not vote close to the
> >> deadline. The last-dated clear vote from any address will be counted.
> >> Individual voters should not attempt to vote from more than one
> >> subscribed address; anyone caught doing so will be publicly named.
> >>
> >> Voters may choose, if they wish, to sign their votes using email 
> signing
> >> technology.
> >>
> >> Counting and Reporting
> >> ----------------------
> >>
> >> The email address above sends copies of the voting emails to the
> >> scrutineers, Gervase Markham and Ben Bucksch, who has kindly agreed to
> >> serve in this capacity alongside me. Both scrutineers commit to keeping
> >> the votes confidential.
> >>
> >> Once the deadline passes, the scrutineers will independently count the
> >> votes, and in case of a difference, reconcile the discrepancy until 
> they
> >> are as agreed as possible. They will then report the result to the
> >> tb-planning mailing list, giving:
> >>
> >> * Number of Yes votes
> >> * Number of No votes
> >> * Number of votes discounted due to being unclear
> >> * Number of votes discounted due to voter ineligibility
> >> * Number of votes discounted due to being late or early
> >> * Number of votes discounted because the two scrutineers could not
> >>    agree on a determination
> >>
> >> The motion shall be considered passed if the number of Yes votes
> >> strictly exceeds the number of No votes. If the number of votes in the
> >> final category listed above is equal to or greater than the margin of
> >> victory, the ballot shall be re-run.
> >>
> >> Gerv
>
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