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Re: All DPL candidates: DPL Term lengths and limits?

On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 01:24:13PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:06:00AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> >The 2-week voting period made sense when the Constitution was written,
> >as intermittent internet access was much more likely back then. But
> >today, it's probably less justified.
> Do you want to disenfranchise DDs who are on vacation?

Even if we keep the two-week voting period, there'll be people who
can't vote because they're away exactly those two weeks, even if it's
fewer of them. Knowing the voting dates beforehand would help with

That said, I am in favour of keeping the existing voting period. All
the energetic parts of the DPL election process mostly cease by the
time the discussion period ends, so a longer voting period doesn't
cause us to spend more effort on the DPL election. The only benefit
from shortening the voting period would be to reduce load on
www.debian.org from people who keep refreshing the results page to see
if the results are known yet.

Personally, I don't see the need to shorten the DPL election process
at all. It's _good_ to stop and review where we are, and what we're
about. Spending three weeks on that each year is not too much. I
understand that it's much more effort to the DPL candidates
themselves, but if you can't handle that, then you probably shouldn't
run for DPL.

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