Re: All DPL candidates: DPL Term lengths and limits?
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 01:56:50PM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
>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.
Thanks - that matches my own thinking, but better articulated. :-)
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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