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Re: Some questions for the DPL candidates

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 12:51:11PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 09:24:45AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > I would certainly not like to vote for someone who just said "I'll
> > support whatever the project supports", since that would not be a
> > "leader" at all, but a follower :)
> Strange enough, this is what the constitution expects the leader to do.
>   5.3. Procedure
>    The Project Leader should attempt to make decisions which are
>    consistent with the consensus of the opinions of the Developers.
>    Where practical the Project Leader should informally solicit the views
>    of the Developers.
>    The Project Leader should avoid overemphasizing their own point of
>    view when making decisions in their capacity as Leader.
> I would certainly not vote a candidate who is not familiar with this
> paragraph of the constitution, or who is not willing to follow it.

You misunderstand. Having an opinion and trying to "lead" the project does
not mean overriding the Developers' final decisions. Obviously the DPL
can have one opinion, and lobby for one result, while still making
decisions based on what the developers wish.


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