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DPL Debates [Re: Debian Project Leader Election 2009]

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> | Period     | Start                    | End                        |
> |------------+--------------------------+----------------------------|
> | Nomination | Sunday, March  1st, 2009 | Saterday, March  7th, 2009 |
> | Campaign   | Sunday, March  8th, 2009 | Saterday, March 28th, 2009 |
> | Vote       | Sunday, March 29th, 2009 | Saterday, April 11th, 2009 |
> I suggest that potential DPL candidates start getting their platform
> ready. I would like to receive them before the campaign period
> start.

As I've apparently volunteered to moderate the debate again,[0] it
falls to me to remind prospective candidates to calculate their
schedule for the week of the 21st->28th, and soon after they self
nominate forward the times during that week which they can absolutely
not debate as well as times that they'd rather not debate to me. [This
will help me to avoid having to schedule the debate smack in the
middle of some erstwhile candidate's coffin time.[0.577]]

Those who have suggestions for alterations to the format can also make
those known in a reply to this message (refer to last year's debate
format[1] if you've forgotten what we did last year, suffer from
amnesia or are incapable of forming long term memories or faking them
by the creative use of google and blogs).

People who'd like to help run the debate and/or collect questions can
also volunteer with a message to -vote.

Don Armstrong

0: I know I should heed my major professor's most important lesson
learned from his military service: never be first, never be last,
never volunteer... but I always seem to fall asleep before the
conclusion is reached.

0.577: Deity forbid that the day star attack you.[1.618]

1: http://svn.donarmstrong.com/don/trunk/projects/debian/dpl_debates/debate_rules_public.txt

1.618: Yes, for some reason I've adopted irrational footnote
numbering. Don't ask why.[2.718]

2.718: Ok... it has something to do with NIH R01 grant deadlines and
collaborators who are incapable of using LaTeX+BibTeX, and want to
make me (more) insane instead. [3.14]

3.14: Imagine a pithy footnote here. I've given up and gone to the
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired
signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are
not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is
not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers,
the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a
way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is
humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
 -- Dwight Eisenhower, April 16, 1953

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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