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Re: Bits from the DPL: FTP assistants, marketing team, init scripts, elections

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:01:31PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On ma, 2008-02-25 at 10:31 -0500, David Moreno wrote:
> > IMHO, the DPL position should have less showcase and more time to get
> > some real work done during time (say, two years, since the free
> > software and the technology world changes drastically in short periods
> > of time).
> We already discussed last year lengthening the DPL period to two years.
> Martin Michlmayr, the most recent example we have of a DPL that has
> served more than two years, said it was a bad idea: "I don't think it's
> a good idea to increase the time of a DPL term."
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2007/08/msg00043.html
> See the thread for more detailed arguments.

Sorry for not having the time to read that thread, but just a quick idea:
how about keeping yearly elections and introduce a 2 year period of the DPL
in that way, that the new elected DPL is second in charge (2IC) or vice-DPL.
That way the new DPL can slightly take over the business and the old DPL can
assist later when the new DPL is swamped with work. 

My (narrowed) point of view is, that each DPL starts enthusiastic, but gets
overloaded with work quite soon and don't find the time for important things
like DPL updates to the community, working on his/her todo list, etc... 

Of course this idea should be more eloborated... like specific time frames
how long the new DPL will be 2IC and such. For example 6 months 2IC, then
the takeover of the new DPL and the old DPL will be 2IC for another 6 months
to help the new DPL. 

Just an idea... 

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