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Re: Debian Project Leader Elections 2011: Call for nominations

On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 07:20:17PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 12:09:16PM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>> I think that is very likely to make the other nominations and
>> discussion close to a NOOP. Of course, I'm not discouraging any other
>> DD to nominate him/herself and compete to win
>I believe that a DPL election with a single candidate, no matter whom,
>would be unfortunate.
>Campaigning periods are some of those few moments when people sit down
>and discuss publicly project vision, goals, "politics", etc. A campaign
>with a single candidate will diminish the attractiveness of posing
>questions to the sole candidate and, as a consequence, the interest of
>the debate. More generally, recent elections seem to show that the more
>the candidates, the more interesting and useful the debate.
>... furthermore, I'm not ready to give up so easily the possibility of
>increasing my free time starting from April 18th :-)

*grin* No escape!

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"You can't barbecue lettuce!" -- Ellie Crane

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