Answering my own mail, here... ;) On 02/04/2006, at 1:11 PM, Clytie Siddall wrote:
I haven't been able to keep up with debian-devel, so I missed this, until my notification program  flashed up the mail with this subject.So I'm trying to publicize it among people who may not read this list. The election has had a small turn-out, which I think has to be due in some degree at least to people not knowing about it. ;)
Erinn Clark of Debian-Women has kindly answered:
Just FYI: In order to vote, you have to be a Debian Developer, which ishow you know if your key is in the keyring or not. If you haven't gone through the Debian new maintainer process and been accepted, you are unable to vote.
which fact is annoying, when you've read the election mail (which did not include this information), taken the time to read the platform information for the candidates, and gone ahead and voted.
I don't understand why this election is restricted to Debian Developers. What about all the other people who regularly contribute time and effort to the Debian project?
I don't want to misunderstand, but this does seem to disregard our contributions, and our valid views on the project.
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)
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