[Osmf-talk] voting fraud

Eric Sherman ericandrewsherman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 16:14:59 UTC 2019

This is way more plausible than any other explanation.

On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 4:34 AM Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski <me at komzpa.net>

> On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> Komяpa,
>> On 31.01.19 21:33, Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski wrote:
>> > You can also spend similar money on OSMF membership and get another line
>> > on CV, now OSM-related. Closest thing available.
>> This is an interesting theory. It is plausible, but doesn't explain the
>> last-minute signup before election deadline; the result you outline
>> could easily have been achieved without attracting scrutiny by spacing
>> out the signups.
> Oh, it's kind of obvious to me in this model.
> OSMF is dormant and does not exist in people's mind most of the year.
> The only time OSMF exists is near Christmas, when the voting happens.
> People write manifestos, reports, discuss something.
> Someone might have seen it and said "hey, you know what, there's a thing
> called OSMF and you can be a member of it". A manager overheard it and said
> "yes, we all better be members of it".
> And got budget clearance. And scheduled a day for everyone sign up, as if
> it was a training or certification. After all, a hundred people are likely
> to be just a small local department of 12000-people company, why bother?
> It only later occurred to everyone that this small department is
> comparable to the size of OSMF, when the hysteria started.
> And it's hard to answer "you're trying to fraud voting!" when all you
> wanted was a training and a line on employees' CV, and you don't really
> care what that OSMF is and what are those elections about.
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