Steve Langasek wrote: > >The campaign period is open according to ><http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_002>, so here are two questions >for all of the candidates. > >1. The past two years have seen higher numbers of candidates standing >for DPL than in the past. While our voting system has no problem >scaling to seven candidates, comments I've heard from a number of >developers suggest that a high number of candidates makes it more >difficult for voters to navigate the ballot and cast informed votes. >I'm sure when platforms are posted you'll tell us why each of you >believes that you personally should run, but what do you think about >having seven candidates in this election? Is it a healthy thing that >we have so many developers willing to sit in the hot seat, or is it a >sign of fragmentation in the project and a lack of strong leadership? I think that the large number of candidates is quite a healthy sign, myself. Clearly we have quite a number of people who: a) believe that there are issues they can help with b) are prepared to commit to working on those issues. Of course, (a) could also be taken as a sign that there are _too many_ issues, but I expect that we'll have quite a large overlap in the issues that candidates have identified. >2. If you are elected, do you currently think you would be interested >in running for re-election next year? Why or why not? If I am elected, then _right now_ I would expect to stand again for re-election next year. Comparison of my stated goals for this term and what actually gets achieved would obviously be a major part of that decision. -- Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com Armed with "Valor": "Centurion" represents quality of Discipline, Honor, Integrity and Loyalty. Now you don't have to be a Caesar to concord the digital world while feeling safe and proud.
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