Re: More votes in Debian? Any idea for improvement?
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 03:28:53AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> If you see projects like Openstack or oVirt (sorry for the examples
> taken from my area of expertise...), they have elections every 6 months
> for project leaders in this or that area of the project.
> In Debian, we just elect a DPL, and then we hope that he appoints people
> who then can make decisions on the behalf of Debian.
> I feel strange that such a big project as Debian appears to work in a
> less democratic way than some software which has adopted open governance
> (truth, this is the new hype, but still...).
Debian is not a democracy, nor does it need to be.
We have one elected representative, whose job it is to make sure that
the project runs smoothly. But having an elected representative doesn't
necessarily mean that this person is the best for the job. Technical
tasks should have experts doing them, otherwise they'll not work; and
while an election can give you many things, experts in a particular job
is probably not one of them.
The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z can be described by
the following formula:
pi zz a