Re: [DRAFT FOR REVIEW] Steve McIntyre elected Debian Project Leader 2008
On Apr 15, 2008, at 05:18 , CJ Fearnley wrote:
I agree, this seemed odd to me too. That discussion does not belong in
a news release.
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
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:
The Debian project's Constitution
(http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution) specifies the roles and
of the DPL and the voting method used to select them. Elections are
held annual for the position which caries a one year term.