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Can anybody add anything else?
I did not look at the list, but the GSoC rules are clear that it is the admin(s)
who decide about the participants. If you want to make the process super
democratic this is fine, but in the end it will not change the result, especially
since there are only 4 interested people (assuming that I cannot make it).
However, since Debian is a democratic organization, and every now and then
they may need to make democratic decisions, it would be good to adopt and use
any specialized tools for this purpose. Yes, you have wiki and it is as good
as a text file (what can be better than that?) but sometimes it could be worth
using specialized tools, instead of (ab)using wiki for everything.
For making democratic decisions, a good tool might be LiquidFeedback:
It also seems to be open source.
Maybe there are other solutions that could be useful as well.