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Debian Project Leader Elections 2007: Second call for nominations

We are one week into the nomination period for candidates for
the position of the Debian Project Leader.


We are one week into the nomination period for candidates for
the position of the Debian Project Leader.

According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project
leader elections should begin “nine weeks before the leadership post
becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.”

The new project leader term starts on April 17th, and that
sets the time line:
Nomination period: Feb 4th 00:00:01 UTC — Feb 25th 00:00:00 UTC
Campaigning period: Feb 25th 00:00:01 UTC — Mar 18th 00:00:00 UTC
Voting period: Mar 18th 00:00:01 UTC — Apr 8th 00:00:00 UTC

Prospective leaders should be familiar with the constitution,
but, just to review: there's a three week period when interested
developers nominate themselves, followed by a three week period with
no nominations [intended for campaigning], followed by three weeks
for the election itself.

I intend to collect platform statements from the candidates,
and publish them on a known location (somewhere under at the end of the nomination period and the
beginning of the campaign.

I suggest that the candidates send the platform, preferably in
HTML/SGML, to the secretary at least a couple of days before the
publication date.

This should give the candidates enough time to craft their
platforms, I should think. The format of the web page is open to
discussion, but I suggest there be at least three sections:
a) Introduction/Biography
b) Major Goal/ Meat of the platform,
c) Rebuttal.

After the publication, there share be a one week period for
each candidate to create a rebuttal, and the rebuttals shall be
published on Mar 4th, 2007.

In the past, we have conducted DPL debates on a special IRC
channel set up for the purpose. Don Armstrong has volunteered to head
this effort. I would like to invite people to help him with this
effort. The debate should be held on IRC, and the time to do so
would be after the rebuttals have been posted by the candidates, and
the campaigns have been well established, and people have had time to
think up questions, and before the voting starts, at the convenience
of the candidates, and the panelists (which kinda puts it roughly in
the nones or the ides of March, I think).

I would like to hand off the actual selection of other
panelists (who may or may not be debian developers) and running the
debate to the chair, Don Armstrong, (to minimize any hint of
collusion with current office holders, including me). I hereby
invite volunteers for the debate chair and panelists; these
volunteers shall be responsible for setting the rules for the debate
and selecting the questions for the candidates.

Please make sure that nominations are sent to (or cc:'d to)
debian-vote, and are cryptographically signed.



— … the MYSTERIANS are in here with my CORDUROY SOAP DISH!! Debian Project Secretary <> <> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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