Re: [Ksummit-discuss] Results: Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Election 2016

From: Laurent Pinchart
Date: Thu Nov 03 2016 - 14:38:52 EST

Hi Chris,

On Thursday 03 Nov 2016 10:47:03 Chris Mason wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2016 at 06:06:35PM +0200, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 Nov 2016 11:39:51 Steven Rostedt wrote:
> >> The TAB elections are now complete. Thank you to all the candidates for
> >> putting their names forward, and a big thank you to Grant Likely, Shuah
> >> Khan, Jes Sorensen, H. Peter Anvin, Chris Mason and the Linux Foundation
> >> staff who helped handle the election logistics.
> >>
> >> With 108 ballots cast, the top 5 candidates received:
> >>
> >> The next highest voted candidate received 44 votes.
> >>
> >> Full results are available on request.
> >
> >Just curious, is there any particular reason to not publish the full
> >results ?
> >
> >Could you also share feedback on the automated ballot counting process
> Just nominating yourself and going through an election can be
> uncomfortable, at least it always is for me. We are lucky to have a
> deeply qualified group, and I'd rather focus on encouraging people that
> didn't get elected this time to try again next year.
> The ballots were counted by hand. Grant, Steve and Shuah each counted
> every ballot and they verified that everyone got the same results.
> We also test drove the optical scanning of the ballots with a tool
> called SDAPS ( This was Peter's idea, and it ended up
> working very nicely.
> Out of 108 ballots, sdaps missed a single vote and didn't have any false
> positives. The optical scanning was faster than the hand counting, and
> we used the SDAPS gui to verify each ballot, and correct the single
> miss. The gui is the major reason I trusted the result, it's minimal
> but really fast. We used an off-the-shelf scanner, chosen because it
> was the fastest model that fit in my suitcase.
> SDAPS recommends latex to design the ballot, and provides macros to make
> it fairly painless. Latex brings its own frustrations, but it worked.

If it wasn't clear from my e-mail, I have complete trust in the TAP to hand
count the ballots. I was curious about how the SDAPS automated process worked
out, thank you for providing feedback about it.


Laurent Pinchart