Reasons for having DPL election terms 1 year
Please CC me if somebody puts a reply .
I had put up the query on debian-devel but was informed that probably
debian-project would be much better place to have discussions like
I did try various terms like 'why is Debian Project leader choosen
yearly' and similar queries on search terms and came up empty or
rather came up with answers that didn't the query.
My query how did the idea of having yearly elections for choosing DPL
come in place. Now while sadly Ian Murdock is not there but am sure
there are more than enough people who know and remember why Ian
Murdock felt the need to have yearly elections instead of a
2-5 year term.
Was it because of Bruce Perens as shared in
or something else ?
<quote=debian handbook> COMMUNITY Bruce Perens, a controversial leader
Bruce Perens was the second leader of the Debian project, just after
Ian Murdock. He was very controversial in his dynamic and
authoritarian methods. He nevertheless remains an important
contributor to Debian, to whom Debian is especially indebted for the
editing of the famous “Debian Free Software Guidelines” (DFSG), an
original idea of Ean Schuessler. Subsequently, Bruce would derive from
it the famous “Open Source Definition”, removing all references to
Debian from it.
His departure from the project was quite emotional, but Bruce has
remained strongly attached to Debian, since he continues to promote
this distribution in political and economic spheres. He still
sporadically appears on the e-mail lists to give his advice and
present his latest initiatives in favor of Debian. </quote>
If somebody knows, would be interested to know the details.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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