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Re: question for all candidates



On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:18:55PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> Heya,
> 
> Two years ago, Branden Robinson talked about the issue of some tasks in
> the project that are neither delegated by the Project leader nor covered
> by the Constitution directly. [1] He referenced his platform from 2004
> last year (when he was elected), but it seems that nothing has happened
> since then.
> 
> So, to the question:
> Should we amend our constitution to reflect how Debian is structured in
> reality, or should the people doing these tasks now be recognized as
> delegates of the DPL? What will you do to clarify the situation?

Thanks for your question.

The constitution does not require all task to be delegated. By my reading 
the constitution only require the DAM to be a Delegate, viz.

 8. The Project Leader's Delegates
 
   8.1. Powers
 
    The Project Leader's Delegates:
     1. have powers delegated to them by the Project Leader;
     2. may make certain decisions which the Leader may not make directly,
        including approving or expelling Developers or designating people
        as Developers who do not maintain packages. This is to avoid
        concentration of power, particularly over membership as a
        Developer, in the hands of the Project Leader.

I don't plan to change the current situation in that matter.  If the
developers involved ask themself to become Delegates, I will certainly
consider it, but I am not sure it make any practical differences.

I think it is more useful and probably less confrontational to work
with them to enable them to perform their task smoothly and
transparently than arguing on technical constitutional points.

Cheers,
-- 
Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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