[Mailman-Users] Announce: Mailman 2.0.13 compatible eVote available

Larry Hansford lhansfor at lch-assoc.com
Fri Feb 7 18:05:30 CET 2003

I read the article in Linux Journal last night, and liked the description 
of this software.  But, it didn't appear from the article that it would 
work with Mailman 2.1, which I'm running.  The lines it adds to the aliases 
are of the old format.   I would love to have a capability such as the 
eVote, though.


At 11:40 AM 2/7/2003, Marilyn Davis wrote:
>An open source software utility, eVote(R)/Clerk, has been recently
>enhanced to cooperate with GNU Mailman 2.0.13. The eVote code, now
>available <http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/evote>, provides a
>facility for taking polls among the subscribers of email discussion
>The project's developer, Marilyn Davis, Ph.D., marilyn at deliberate.com
>of California, http://www.Deliberate.com, has provided eVote with a
>telnet interface since 1994; and since 1996 as an add-on utility to
>the Majordomo listserve.
>    *  Enables any member of an email list to generate a new poll for
>       the group.
>    *  Polls can be:
>          +  Public - where everyone can see everyone's votes, or
>          +  Private - where no one can see anyone else's vote, or
>          +  If-Voted - where everyone can see who voted, but not how
>                        they voted.
>          +  Numeric - where votes are from 1 to 10, or -10 to 10, etc., or
>          +  Yes/No.
>          +  Visible - where everyone can see the tally while the poll is
>                       open, or
>          +  Hidden -  where no one can see the results until the poll is
>                       closed.
>          +  Single item - or,
>          +  Grouped items - where participants vote for one of a number
>                       of choices, or for three of the choices, or they can
>                       distribute their 100 vote points over the choices.
>    * Supports petitions.  Petitions are generated and collaboratively
>      administered by the members of a "petition" list.  Petition features:
>          + Open for anyone to sign.
>          + Supported in English, Spanish and French.
>          + Can be:
>              - Signature-only petitions
>              - Petitions with voting items
>              - Petitions with forms
>The Linux Journal, <http://www.LinuxJournal.com>, the monthly magazine
>of the Linux Community, is featuring an article about eVote in the
>March, 2003 issue.  On the Linux Journal website, Don Marti, the
>Journal's editor says:
>"On page 72, Marilyn Davis explains that true democracy needs both
>elections and deliberation. Most systems offer one or the other, but
>not both.  However, Marilyn's eVote system makes it possible for any
>user of a Mailman-based mailing list to start a wide variety of
>single-choice or multiple-choice polls. After the initial setup,
>there's no need for an administrator."

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