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From: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
To: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@intel.com>
Cc: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	"Bird, Tim" <Tim.Bird@sony.com>,
	"ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org" 
	<ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org>,
	"tech-board-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org" 
	<tech-board-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elections -- Change to charter
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:35:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200313093548.GA2089143@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87d09gljhj.fsf@intel.com>

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 10:58:00AM +0200, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Mar 2020, "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> > So that means we need to be smart about how we pick the criteria.
> > Using a kernel.org account might be a good approach, since it would be
> > a lot harder for a huge number of sock puppet accounts to meet that
> > criteria.
> 
> Per [1] and [2], kernel.org accounts "are usually reserved for subsystem
> maintainers or high-profile developers", but apparently it's at the
> kernel.org admins discretion to decide whether one is ultimately
> eligible or not. Do we want the kernel.org admin to have the final say
> on who gets to vote? Do we want to encourage people to have kernel.org
> accounts for no other reason than to vote?

We are using the "kernel.org account" as a way to verify that you really
are part of our developer/maintainer community and that you are part of
the "web of trust" and an actual person.

That is the goal here, if you know of some other way to determine this,
please let us know.  We went through many iterations of this and at the
moment, it is the best we can come up with.

Also, note that the "kernel.org admin" is really a team of people who
have been doing this for 9 years, it's not a single person responsible
for giving out new accounts to people that do not meet the obvious
requirement levels as published on kernel.org

> Furthermore, having a kernel.org account imposes the additional
> requirement that you're part of the kernel developers web of trust,

That is exactly what we want.

> i.e. that you've met other kernel developers in person. Which is a kind
> of awkward requirement for enabling electronic voting to be inclusive to
> people who can't attend in person.

Yes, we know that, but it does mean that you are "known" to someone
else, which is the key here.

> Seems like having a kernel.org account is just a proxy for the criteria,
> and one that also lacks transparency, and has problems of its own.

What is not transparent about how to get a kernel.org account?

> Not that I'm saying there's an easy solution, but obviously kernel.org
> account is not as problem free as you might think.

We are not saying it is "problem free", but what really is the problem
with it?

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-13  9:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-12  0:19 Laura Abbott
2020-03-12  0:34 ` [Ksummit-discuss] " Laurent Pinchart
2020-03-12  2:20   ` Laura Abbott
2020-03-12 21:28   ` Bird, Tim
2020-03-12 22:58     ` Laura Abbott
2020-03-13  3:19     ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-13  8:58       ` Jani Nikula
2020-03-13  9:35         ` Greg KH [this message]
2020-03-13  9:41           ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-13 10:07             ` Greg KH
2020-03-13 10:16               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-03-13 10:37                 ` Greg KH
2020-03-13 10:50                   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-03-13 12:12                     ` [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] " Steven Rostedt
2020-03-13 14:10                       ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " Jani Nikula
2020-03-13 14:52                         ` [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] " Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-03-13 15:08                           ` Jani Nikula
2020-03-13 15:26                             ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " James Bottomley
2020-03-13 17:14                               ` Bird, Tim
2020-03-13 17:36                                 ` [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] " Steven Rostedt
2020-03-13 15:18                         ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " James Bottomley
2020-03-13 10:30           ` [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] " Jani Nikula
2020-03-13 13:05             ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " Sasha Levin
2020-03-13 15:42               ` [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] " Steven Rostedt
2020-03-13 14:59             ` [Ksummit-discuss] [Tech-board-discuss] " Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-03-13 15:07               ` Jani Nikula

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