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

<quote who="Manoj Srivastava" date="Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 03:23:35AM -0500">
>         The way I see it, Debian produces an modular OS. the
>  modularity of the product is, by and large[0], packages.

.. snip ..

>  [0]. There are people who contribute to Debian other than as
>       package maintainers, but they do have the same rights of
>       uploading as anyone else.

As other have pointed out, many package maintainers can't vote either.

I think that the fact that the upload keyring is the same as the
voting keyring is bad. Contributors are told they can't vote until
they learn C compiler flags. People who don't upload anymore keep
their privileges in order to vote.

Branden had an interesting idea of fixing the second big by allowing
people to simply opt-out of upload privileges through
db.debian.org. Debian has a *very* poor recognizing non-packaging
contributions to the community with enfranchisement of any sort.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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