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Subject: RE: [kmip] Voting by email?
Does OASIS support an electronic attendance tool? A couple of other standards that I work on have gone to this method and it is very effective way to avoid wasting time taking attendance.
From: Jon Callas [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [kmip] Voting by email?
On Apr 30, 2009, at 11:24 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Okay, it sounds to me like we're in mostly violent agreement.
I agree completely with your comment that as much should be done on email lists as possible. This morning, it took us twenty-plus minutes on the call to do a roll call and achieve quorum. Yes, that can likely easily halve itself, but we're still consuming a large part of the meeting in pure overhead.
When I said "email" I mean more of an electronic ballot of any sort. I really don't care what the mechanism is, I just want more effective use of the phone call.
If the web-based voting has higher latency, that's too bad, but I think we can get higher throughput that way. In most ballots, it's going to be mostly obvious where things are going, anyway. For example, with Matt's binary alignment proposal, we're mostly in agreement on it with just one point open for debate. That debate's likely to sort itself out on the mailing list. We can thus use the valuable phone time for things that are best done on the phone other than running down a roll call. That's the sort of boring, repetitive task that computers are ideal for solving.