Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Steve McIntyre elected Debian Project Leader 2008
I think the lengthy discussion about the Debian voting method is
inappropriate for a news release about the DPL election. I recommend
boiling it all away except for maybe one or two sentences. The "About
Debian" boilerplate needs a major overhaul, but is this release the time
to do it. Therefore, I would recommend using the boilerplate used for
the last public announcement http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080413
Let's keep it simple. And let's focus on the news worthy elements not
all this political stuff about the election process.
Here's a quick and dirty version:
On 12 April 2008, The Debian Project Secretary announced that Steve
McIntyre won the 2008 Debian Project Leader (DPL) election. His term
as DPL will run for one year starting on April 17th, 2008.
The full Debian Project Leader Election 2008 results are available at
The Debian Project Secretary announced the results at
The Debian project's Constitution
(http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution) specifies the roles and duties
of the DPL and the voting method used to select them. Elections are
held annual for the position which caries a one year term.
The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who volunteer
their time and effort in order to produce the completely free operating
system Debian GNU/Linux.
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 06:38:22AM -0700, AndreMachado wrote:
> Thanks for all suggestions and corrections.
> There are still some paragraphs with doubts.
> Please, review the newest version  and also review the "About Debian
> Project" section.
> Andre Felipe
>  http://times.debian.net/1232
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