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Re: Question to Candidates: Disappearing DPLs?

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 08:30:03AM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
>  I have a question to the candidates: History has shown that DPLs more
> or less disappear not too long after their period or at least reduce
> their visible efforts immensly. I wonder where you see the reasons for
> this trend, what your impression is about it and wether you try to
> follow that trend or what you will try to do to not have this happen to
> you, too.

DPLs continue to be volunteers and as such they can be hit by any kind
of time demands from their job, their personal life, etc. Probably, the
fact that they are in a central position, which is expected to
communicate a lot, make their disappearance more evident than those of
other fellow DDs.

That being equal for all volunteers, there are probably additional
causes such as: the burden of the task (I imagine), extra-stress, and
even burn-out.  I personally take these latter risks very seriously and
that's part of the reason why, if elected, I will put on all my other
Debian activities for the duration of the term.

(I've discussed in another thread and in my platform the precautions
I'll took to avoid that my current Debian duties remain unattended.)


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