Welcome to the Voting Information Page!
Votes can be emailed to the Vote Administrator no earlier than the "vote begin" date (Sept 27, 2000) and no later than the "vote end" date (Oct. 01, 2000).
The JOS Project shall be led by an interim President for no more than 3 months beginning Oct. 2, 2000. The President shall have the powers and responsibilities enumerated on the VoteInfo page of the JOS Wiki.
Please vote [yes/no/neither/abstain]:
If this vote passes with a 'yes' vote, I elect the following person to the position of President:
The following members have been nominated as presidential candidates (see their wiki page for information on each member):
A single JOS member will become interim "President" for a period not to exceed 3 months.
During the interim President's term, (s)he is responsible for:
The JOS interim President may be removed at anytime by an "extraordinary" vote of the membership.
Why should what takes an ordinary vote to establish take an extraordinary vote to undo? If it takes an extraordinary vote to undo, it should take an extraordinary vote to establish. -- AveryRegier
Around this time of the year three years ago on the old JavaLobby forums, the idea of creating an operating system based on the Java programming language was discussed, out of this discussion the JOS project started.
Now over those years the JOS project has remained quite small with the number of active contributes staying about the same. But interest is still quite high with new people joining all the time, but there has been just as many leaving as joining. We believe this is because there has been very little progress as a group, although some individuals have made quite a bit of progress.
Now we have always promoted the idea of there being multiple implementation of every component. With the best being chosen by natural selection, but this hasn't worked each component is too strong and just won't die. The problem with this is that the whole project will die off because new members don't know where to start and then leave.
So far each developer has worked on there own project with little help from other developers, and nobody wants to give up there project and work on someone else's.
Now for this to change we need to all stop working on our own projects and work together on a new unified project. We should treat all the current project as prototypes and leave them behind, and just bring all the good ideas with us on the new unified project.
For this to succeed we need to jump into the deep-end, new mailing lists, web site, cvs server. We can keep the old stuff around but only for reference.
[ Ruthlessly plagerized and edited from Robert Fitzsimons original: http://cjos.sourceforge.net/redist/mail/general/2000-September/000196.html ]