ZDNet has a small piece on the upcomming Debian Project Leader election and the nominees.
Read it here
The DPL is the most powerful person involved in the Debian project, which is an attempt to develop a free operating system. Each DPL serves a 12-month term of office, during which they are the official representative of the distribution. The DPL is responsible for promoting Debian at conferences and trade shows, and for building relationships with not-for-profit and commercial organisations. The DPL also has the casting vote on how Debian's finances are spent and can make urgent decisions without deferring to others.