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Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 08:58:57AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 07:27:05AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > Clytie Siddall <clytie@riverland.net.au>
> > > 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?
> > 
> > This is a known bug, I think, but I don't remember any of this
> > year's candidates pledging to solve it. There seems few votes
> > in fixing this bug, as most possible solutions dilute the
> > influence of the current electorate. I suspect only anarchists
> > and democrats like myself would support it.
> The problem is more one of 'how do we identify those people that aren't
> a Developer, but that do contribute regularly'. Since Debian votes are
> conducted through GPG-signed mails and regular contributors aren't part
> of the Debian web of trust, this is more than a convenience issue. Note
> that Debian Developers without an active key in the keyring can't vote,
> either.
> If you have a fix for that problem, I don't see why we shouldn't support
> it.
Hi Wouter,
the Debian web of trust is very important to things that directly affect
things like: uploading packages, access to servers, etc. But if there
was a vote on say 'should debian create a new irc channel for mutt
users' or 'what applications should be translated first for the urdu
desktop?' or 'what is the number one thing that debian users want for
etch?'  Then would a user need to be in the Debian web of trust to
affect those issues? What would be required, short of joining the web of
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