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Monday, October 28 • 15:15 - 15:50
Best Practices for Community Elections - Dave Neary, Red Hat

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More and more communities are moving to representative bodies elected from communities. This change results in a number of questions which can consume an inordinate amount of time and effort:

* Who can be nominated and elected?
* Who gets to vote?
* How can people be nominated?
* How will you administer the vote?
* Should you defend against ballot stuffing or similar ills?
* How will people's votes be counted?
* How do you ensure that the vote is anonymous and verifiable?

Community elections can be a fabulous way to engage with your community. The running and counting of elections also has the potential to be contentious, disruptive, and time-consuming. This presentation will lay out your options, describe how elections are run in various open source communities, and make recommendations for how to run your own elections efficiently.

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Dave Neary

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dave Neary is part the Open Source Program Office at Red Hat. He hosts the interview series "Open Source in Business", exploring the many ways open source impacts the business world, from start-ups to enterprise adoption. Dave has been active in free and open source communities for... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 15:50 CET
Rhone 3A