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Re: Constitutional amendment: reduce the length of DPL election process

On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 09:49:49AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:
> > While we're at it, I've long felt that a one-year DPL term is just too
> > short (because a DPL needs to spend a few months to get worked in, and
> > can't do all that much when the next election is about to turn up for
> > fear of being accused to be campaigning, often leaving only slightly
> > over half a year or so of time for real work to be done). If more people
> > feel like it, I'll draft up an amendment that turns it into a two-year
> > term, or so.
> I will definitely second such a proposal, unless former DPLs come forward
> to say that this just wouldn't work for some reason.  I've felt the same
> thing for a while as well.  One year isn't much time to get anything done;
> it's barely enough time to build up the rapport required to start getting
> things done.

  I'd prefer to see sth even a bit different: that the mandate is 2
years, and elections every 1.5 years, so that there is a 6 month overlap
to create some kind of continuation between DPLs. I've never been DPL
(AFAICT) and maybe those who have been can confirm/refute but I'd say
that I would love to have such an overlap to be able to continue things
the previous DPL started smoothly.

  Okay some details like who is really in charge during the overlaps has
to be sorted out, but well ..

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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