[Foundation-l] Licensing update vote result

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Thu May 21 22:02:18 UTC 2009

>> I don't know how many people were eligible to vote in the license
>> migration, but I believe there are currently about 150,000 active
>> editors, if active is defined as "a registered user who has made more
>> than five edits in the past month." Either Erik (Moeller or Zachte), or
>> Frank, might be able to confirm that.
> These numbers make sense to me. 10% voter turnout is relatively low
> when compared to public elections in general. But then again there
> aren't too many online votes of this size held among volunteers of
> charitable organizations, so there isn't a lot of direct precedent to
> compare to. I doubt any of the larger projects ever get to even 10%
> turnout for their various community discussions, and important
> decisions are routinely made in the project with far fewer votes then
> that.
I did not vote myself, because I did not have an opinion on the issue, and
I did not want to vote on the issue I have no opinion of. On the other
hand, I would definitely consider myself as an active user with probably
around 1000 edits per month from my SUL. This is definitely not only the
issue of information.


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