[ncc-services-wg] RIPE tasks
Nigel Titley nigel at titley.com
Thu Aug 28 17:31:47 CEST 2003
On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 13:06, Hans Petter Holen wrote: > > And why is personal attendence at an AGM required to propose and vote on > > ongoing use of members funds ? > > strictly speaking it is not. > You may also vote by proxy. > > > I am amazed that no one has proposed any sort of online system. Or would > > that remove too much power from the professional bureaucrats that live off > > RIPE ? > > Mayby you should make such a proposal ? > > I think it is woth discussing. A couple of folks have asked me to expand on the legal aspects of the LINX electronic voting system. Legally, what we do is for remote voters to allocate their proxy to the chairman, who then "takes instructions" electronically to cast the vote as required. I don't know whether this would work under Dutch law, and it would also have some problems with the 2% proxy rule. My own view on the situation is that really the only voting that causes problems is the voting for the EB, and single transferable vote would be a much better system of doing this than the current arcane system which is potentially open to abuse. However, YMMV Nigel -- "This mess is so big and so deep and so tall, we cannot pick it up, there is no way at all": The Cat in the Hat.