[Mailman-Users] Announce: Mailman 2.0.13 compatible eVote available
marilyn at deliberate.com
Fri Feb 7 18:21:01 CET 2003
Thanks Larry. You're right, it isn't good for 2.1 -- yet.
You could put in an enhancement request, both at
The actual work would involve only modifying a few Mailman 2.1's
modules and making the new installation script.
On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Larry Hansford wrote:
> 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.
> > FEATURES
> > * 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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