[Mailman-Developers] mailman and voting
Barry A. Warsaw
Sat Nov 16 05:49:26 2002
>>>>> "MD" == Marilyn Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MD> I am the developer of eVote/Clerk, which hooks onto a
MD> maillist-server in the alias file and looks for commands in
MD> the incoming mail that start with "eVote". These are diverted
MD> and parsed by eVote and allow any of the members to poll the
MD> group and administer the poll. It has other super-democratic
MD> features, like you can change your vote if you change your
MD> mind, you can see others' votes (if the poll is initialized as
MD> "public"), you can democratically spend budgets.
MD> I'm in a sudden panic because I've been running it with
MD> majordomo and that's old stuff. The Linux Journal wants to
MD> run an article about eVote/Clerk but they want it to be
MD> running with Mailman.
MD> My deadline is in a few weeks.
MD> Theoretically, it should be a simple thing to switch. I don't
MD> touch majordomo's code at all. (I wouldn't mind touching
MD> Mailman's because I love Python.)
MD> I'm hoping that some Mailman expert(s) might be available to
MD> help me.
MD> Maybe it'll be easy.
It might be. I actually can't get to your SF pages right now. It
looks like SF is under maintenance. Can you give us a run down of
what code you do have? Is it already in Python? Is it a standalone
thing, or does it have deeper ties with the MLM? How do you see eVote
hooking into Mailman?
MD> eVote/Clerk source code is at sourceforge.net, if anyone wants
MD> to give it a shot. The current state of the cvs tree is ready
MD> for release, even though I have not done an official release
MD> of it.
It sounds like a great cause, but I'm not sure how much direct help I
can provide. I'm pretty swamped right now. I don't know if there are
any others on this list that might be able to lend a hand.
OTOH, I /can/ give advice or help out if you get stuck on something.
Why not give it a shot and see how it goes? If you have questions or
run into problems, post to this list and we'll try to help out.
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