[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Logo Voting will start soon!

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Mar 5 18:26:26 EST 2009

> Hi there!
> It's been quiet for a while around the 'new logo' competition, but here 
> is how it is going to work:
> The list with options can be found here (for now): 
> http://community.haskell.org/~eelco/poll.html  Notice that some (very) 
> similar logos are grouped as one option (thanks to Ian Lynagh) All 
> submissions compete, so that still makes more than a 100 options!
> The voting system we'll use is the Condorcet Internet Voting System 
> (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html).  The poll won't be public, 
> but every subscriber to Haskell-Cafe will get a (private) voting ballot 
> by email.  The poll will (probably) start March 16 and run for about a 
> week (don't worry, there will be a strict deadline communicated).  When 
> the poll is over, the results will be viewable by everybody.
> The CIVS allows easy grouping and ordering, so the task of ordering 100 
> options should be doable within 5-10 minutes.  If you're in a hurry you 
> can do it a lot faster, just pick your favorite and put it first.  If you 
> want to learn more about condorcet voting, the CIVS site and Wikipedia 
> are your friends.
> I'll supervise the poll and make sure it's started, stopped and all  
> Haskell-Cafe subscribers get a ballot (Simon Marlow provided the email  
> addresses).  Since I'm going on a (probably internet deprived) holiday  
> for a week _and_ to make sure I haven't overlooked anything, I'm  
> announcing it now but won't start the poll till March 16.  Of course,  
> I'd love to hear about anything that I missed and/or that might  
> influence the voting process in a significant way.  (There are probably 
> some people subscribed with multiple addresses, but I'll be using the 
> subscriber list from yesterday, so signing up now with lots of addresses 
> won't get you more ballots ;)

Excellent work Eelco, and thanks for pushing this forward!

-- Don

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