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A N N O U N C E M E N T O F V O T E
8th vote April 11th, 2016
This is a formal vote announcement as per § 5 of the Voting Rules
(VotR), which are available online. A vote that is accepted by the
team results in a final decision on a topic and determines how to
Allowed to vote is any team member, which as per § 1 VotR is everybody
who is publically listed as a member of the “Secretchronicles”
organisation on GitHub.
In the 2nd General Discussion, the vote for deciding about a translation
software to use failed because of a remis situation of 2:2 votes with 1
abstination. Since that vote thus had no binding result, it is hereby
repeated on the long way on the asynchronous infrastructure of the TSC
project, such that we can finally get this evergreen of a discussion
topic resolved by means of more involvement (than the 5 members that
were in IRC).
1. Accept translations only through submitted PO files (i.e. keep current state, no
2. Accept translations only through Transifex, reject submitted PO files
3. Accept translations both through Transifex and via submitted PO files
4. Accept translations only through Weblate, reject submitted PO files
5. Accept translations both through Weblate and via submitted PO files
6. Custom solution
Voting for any option involving Weblate means setting up our own Weblate
instance (hooking it up to our planned LDAP for a single sign on with
only one single username/password combination for the entire project
The voting period starts on 2016-04-26 00:00 UTC, and it ends on
2016-05-10 00:00 UTC.
On 2016-04-26 I will post the public Call for Votes (CfV) that
officially opens the voting period. After that you may vote by either
emailing your chosen option to the mailinglist, posting it to the forum
into the topic containing this announcement, or commenting on the issue
on GitHub in the ticket this announcement was posted in.
Any vote given before that CfV was posted is ignored. The timespan of
two weeks between this announcement and the CfV is intended to give you
time to decide and prepare, to allow you making last efforts in
convincing others from your opinion, and to decide whether you request a
covert vote (see below).
If no single option receives the most votes (but multiple ones win), a
second vote is held with the set of options reduced to those options
which received the most votes.
There is nothing special about this vote, which means it can be decided
by simple majority.
Each team member has the right to request a covert vote. A covert vote
means that a technical procedure is employed that prevents everyone from
seeing how anyone else has voted. It is intended to prevent conflicts
within the team or between users and specific team members, and you
should only request this if you really think this is required. More
openness is better for the project.
If the request is made, it must be honoured. I will announce the
technical procedure in that case.
The request must be made before the Call for Votes has been posted, any
later requests for covert votes are ignored.
TSC project lead.
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