[GRASS-PSC] [GRASS GIS Elections 2020] Brief summary and reflections for the next election

Chief Return Officer (CRO) - GRASS GIS election 2020 variablestarlight at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 06:10:19 PST 2021

On 2021-01-28 15:04, Huidae Cho wrote:
> Hernán and all,
> First of all, many thanks to Hernán for organizing the election. I 
> think it was very smooth.

Thank you, Huidae.

> I believe the most challenging and important task in any election is 
> to prepare a tidy voters registry. At the moment, we have multiple 
> lists of contributors in different repositories. It would be much 
> easier to avoid human errors if we combined them into a single list, 
> maybe in the core or web repository. Also, for identifying 
> individuals, we can create a unique ID for each contributor based on 
> their name (e.g., first initial + middle initial + last name) when 
> they first join the community to avoid using email addresses (or even 
> github IDs for a potential migration to another platform in the 
> future), which can change any time. Last, as for sending an email to 
> someone who has been away from the community for a while, we could 
> utilize mailing archives to check if they have been active in the 
> community in the past couple of years. We can discuss further in the 
> first meeting.
+1 for unique IDs, wheter related to GitHub or not, they are very useful.

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