Re: Vote Robinson for DPL!
On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 09:36:38AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 04:17:19PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:26:00AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > Ean is right that Debian needs to be more active with SPI. I wish many
> > > more Debian developers were actively watching SPI. Every Debian
> > > developer is entitled to vote in SPI general elections, yet if memory
> > > serves, SPI has about one fifth the participation that DPL elections
> > > get. And that's counting not just Debian SPI members, but all SPI
> > > members that vote.
> > Notice that for non-US developers, i think that SPI is not all that
> > interesting to get involved with actively, that is at least the impression i
> > get from it.
> Probably the interest level is about the same for everyone. If you are
> bored with what SPI does, it probably doesn't matter where you live :-)
Well, i guess US residents are probably more used with the abysmal banking
system you have there, and so don't dispair when the lost-checks-horror-story
get regularly posted on the mailing lists.
> We have three non-US people on the SPI board: David Graham (Canada), Ian
> Jackson (UK), Joey Schulze (Germany), if I remember correctly. We also
> have non-US people that occasionally help us translate web pages.
Yeah, but there is also ffis or whatever its name was in germany.
> As far as I know, we have no rules regarding the nationality of members
> or officers of SPI.
Probably. Still you are subject to laws of NY or something such in the SPI
bylaws, and really most of those talks are really really tedious.