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Re: [all candidates] vote time?

Lucas asked
> Dear questioners,
> How much time do you think DPL candidates should spend answering those
> questions? :)

Probably about half of the time it currently takes ;-)

> More seriously, [...]  Maybe we should try to have some of those
> discussions on a more regular basis, outside DPL elections?

I think that would be healthy and probably make the DPL elections
easier for people.

Personally, I posted
http://www.news.software.coop/in-praise-of-consensus/1445/ where
(among other points) I suggest that the debian project misses a good
test for consensus (GRs seem an expensive and heavy one and there's
significant pressure against using them) or a common understanding of
how strong a consensus we want (like: is it more or less than the
established majority sizes?).

That makes many discussions a lot longer than they really need to be,
where it seems either there are a few people basically in agreement
bikeshedding, or there's an irreconcilable minority who ought to stand
aside and let the remainder develop a compromise.

So as the discussions are long, there's a reluctance to start them,
which has a number of side-effects, including these Big Questions to
DPL Candidates which maybe aren't really much about the DPL vote.

I'd welcome a DPL who led work on this aspect of the project
management.  I suspect that until there are a couple of minor tweaks
to the project, it's difficult to reach sufficient consensus if the
DPL's against it.

Hope that explains,
MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
http://koha-community.org supporter, web and library systems developer.
In My Opinion Only: see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
Available for hire (including development) at http://www.software.coop/

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