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

Ingo Juergensmann <ij@2008.bluespice.org> writes:

> 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. 

This looks like an interesting proposal. It would be nice to get Sam
and previous DPLs comment on it.

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