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Re: Debian Project Leader Elections

>>"Martin" == Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> writes:

 > * Debian Project Secretary <secretary@debian.org> [2003-01-23 23:26]:
 >> In 2001, pre-ballots were issued on 7 Mar 2001, with the
 >> real ballot going out on march the 8th. The end of the voting period
 >> was on the 28 of March, 2001; and the results were announced on March
 >> 29. Last year we started a couple of weeks late: the nomination
 >> period started on 2002/02/06, and ended on 2002/02/27; voting started
 >> on the 21st of March, 2002, and ended on the 10th of April.
 >> The Nomination period this year starts today, 2003/01/24, and
 >> shall end on 2003/02/14 0:0:0 UTC. Voting shall start on March 7th
 >> (2003/03/07 0:0:0 UTC), and shall end on 2003/03/28 0:0:0 UTC.

 > I'm sorry for raising this objection so late, but I think this
 > violates 5.2.8 "The Project Leader serves for one year from their
 > election".   5.2.3. says that "The election begins nine weeks before
 > the leadership post becomes vacant...".  The post becomes vacant on
 > 2003-04-10 (according to 5.2.8), therefore the nomination period
 > should start on February 6 and voting on March 20.

	It depends on how anal one wants to be. By that token, last
 year we were in violation of the constitution since we started two
 weeks late; this year we are back on schedule. 

	If there is strong sentiment that vdale ought to get his full
 years worth, we may have the new DPL's term start on the 10th.

	If there is strong sentiment that we must need follow the
 letter of the constitution, and the nomination really start on
 thursday, there is no skin off my nose.

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documented.  To call a property a feature sometimes means the author
did not consider that case, and the program makes an unexpected,
though not necessarily wrong response.  See BUG.  "That's not a bug,
it's a feature!"  A bug can be changed to a feature by documenting it.
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