[Mpi-forum] Voting in July (and beyond)

Richard Graham richardg at mellanox.com
Thu Jun 14 08:25:17 CDT 2012

First, I would not note that as a mishap - a specific question came up, and the forum did it's best to address the question, and interpret what majority vote means.  We need to keep with what was the consensus at the meeting, and change that ONLY after further discussion.  So, it at this stage pass mean yes > 0.5 * total vote.  We can have this as the first item for discussion on Monday, but have to have a discussion before we change.


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Subject: [Mpi-forum] Voting in July (and beyond)

Regardless on the Japan voting mishap and the conversation that has occurred since then (most of which was here on the list), I don't think there's enough time to change voting rules for July.  

Hence, I intend to use the same voting rules that I have used previously: yes, no, and abstain have different meanings.  Votes pass if (num_yes_votes > num_no_votes).

Rich: please add an agenda item for Chicago to discuss potentially changing the voting rules for future meetings (e.g., good points were made about majority definitions, consensus / near-consensus definitions, etc.), and when/how to transition to new voting rules.

Jeff Squyres
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