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Re: Re: Counter-proposal: reaffirm support for the elected DPL

The Debian Project reaffirms its support to its DPL.

The Debian Project does not object to the experiment named "Dunc-Tank", led by
Anthony Towns, the current DPL, and Steve Mc Intyre, the Second in Charge.
  However, this particular experiment is not the result of a decision of the
Debian Project.

The Debian Project wishes success to projects funding Debian or helping
towards the release of Etch.

I second this proposal.

Independantly of being pro or con dunc-tank (or duck-tank ;-), and of
the fact that there are already DDs being paid by outside companies
(should we kick them out?) or any other opinion, impression, myth or
fact about dunc-tank:

I'm seriously disappointed how some people in Debian handled this issue.
Especially by using threats to force their opinion or getting personal
against our DPL, who is *trying* to improve Debian, instead of just
doing some happy talking and fighting. He has my full support just for
actually *trying* to improve things, whether or not they turn out to be
a success or not.

In my opinion the way some people here handled this issue is harming the
spirit and morale of Debian more than the dunc-tank project ever could.
Reading these recent threads (this also includes some other recent
discussions), I wonder if Debian is the right place for me because of
THEM, not because of the whole dunc-tank thing itself. I don't care if
someone else receives money for doing Debian work. In fact I might even
donate myself; and I've mentored in the summer of code which should give
Debian $500 in donations by Google. However, I don't have the impression
that we're making good use of the funds donated to Debian so far,
actually, which gives me the impression of _wasting_ efforts on Debian
when trying to get some money for the project e.g. on conferences and
trade shows like the Systems in Munich.

Anyway, I havn't really made up my mind about Dunc-Tank yet, but I
definitely don't like how some of the opposers of it acted. And I don't
think our DPL deserves the treatment aimed at by the other proposal.

best regards,
Erich Schubert
     erich@(vitavonni.de|debian.org)    --    GPG Key ID: 4B3A135C    (o_
 Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous? --- Calvin //\
    Nur der ist weise, der weiß, dass er es nicht ist. --- Sokrates   V_/_

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