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

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 09:29:51PM +1000, Helen Faulkner wrote:
> > * Should non-DD contributors be allowed to vote on just about anything?
> >   If not, what types of votes should they be allowed to vote on, and
> >   what types of votes should they not be allowed to vote on? Make this a
> >   clear rule, so that you can apply it to any possible and impossible
> >   thing we might have an idea about voting on.

> Maybe a better question is "would non-DD contributors vote on things that
> they don't understand?"  It seems to me that we are already in a situation
> where only the people who are really interested in, or informed about, a
> particular question are voting on it.  That's why we have such low voting
> rates.  It seems likely to me that people who don't know about something
> and who can't be bothered informing themselves won't bother vote anyway.

Do you think that developers who base their votes on the contents of DPL
platforms are informed voters?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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