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



On Monday 03 April 2006 08:58, 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.

the problem is that at the moment 'debian web of trust' for voting 
equals 'people with uploading rights', as there are other usefull 
contributions besides maintaining packages that's less then optimal. 
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
  
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