Published: Wed, 09/26/12
Before we begin, I want to get some background on the topic:
- How many users are active in the Drupal world? (and what does “active” mean in this case?)
- How many members are in the Association? (And does this include organization memberships?)
- Why is that number so low?
- One reason I can think of is lack of understanding about what the association does. I’ll admit that even I’m a little fuzzy on that. The biggest thing I know is that you’re involved with DrupalCons. So, can you tell us more about how the association helps and influences the Drupal world?
- What are you doing to attract new members?
- What are some of the benefits of being a member?
- What exactly are we electing? (ie: All new board, just a couple of positions?)
- Who can vote?
- When is voting open/closed?
- Where can we go to learn more about the people running?
- Where can we go to actually vote?
- Voting is being done using the “Instant Runoff” method (also called the “Alternative Vote”). There’s a great YouTube video that explains how it works. But for anyone who might be listening in their car, or not near a computer, can you briefly explain how it works?
- I was just curious how the association came across it, and why you chose to use it.
Questions from Twitter
- @tsvenson: "Donna: How important do you see the "community" elected chairs to the @DrupalAssoc for Drupal's future success? #MUP039"
I liked what MortenDK wrote “if you don’t vote for the Drupal Association’s Board you are not allowed for the next year to complain over Drupal - If you do vote you have that right ;)