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

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
> On Mon February 25 2008 2:29:27 pm Ingo Juergensmann wrote: [...]
> > 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) [...]
> From a pure human nature standpoint, this could be a recipe for trouble.  If 
> the DPL and the 2IC do not like each other, or even have completely opposed 
> ideas about project governance, the result is not likely to be positive for 
> the project. [...]

I'm not sure that need happen.  Many countries still sometimes have
heads of state and government from opposing political views (French
"cohabitation") and it puts the brakes on the more radical reforms,
but the fifth republic (for example) hasn't fallen yet.

I guess it might demonstrate the darker side of this project, but I'd
hope not.  At worst, it should mean that any changes that DPL_n+1
dislikes would be undone if unproven when DPL_n+1 takes power, rather
than harmful, which could happen now, couldn't it?  At best, changes
by DPL_n would be adapted into something DPL_n+1 agrees with.

DDs, if you were DPL_n, would you be willing to moderate your changes
if an opposing DPL_n+1 was elected?

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