Debian Project Leader Election 2012
Voting is open in the Debian Project Leader Elections 2012
So now I need to figure out who to vote for. This year I didn’t take part in the discussions (all my spare time was bought, basically). The platforms are linked from the Debian Project Leader Elections 2012 page above and the key discussions were:
- Questions to all candidates
- discouraging discussion styles – any cure? – I think this is vital. I like Gergely’s answer best, but there’s not much between his and Wouter’s. I’m not sure about Stefano’s.
- More votes in Debian? Any idea for improvement? – Another vital issue to me, as democracy is a point of principle for me and our co-op. Wouter’s answer sucked and there’s not much to choose between the others.
- Finding sponsors for Debian
- Raising money for Debian – I didn’t feel that any candidate distinguished themselves on this or the previous question. No financial revolution looks likely.
- About debian-companies – Wouter’s answer is pretty much identical to my view… so I’m disappointed he won’t interfere if elected.
- how informed should a DPL be? – I’ve a slight preference for Gergely’s answer, but all are good again.
- Question to all candidates: In eight years… Seems only Stefano has a vision?
- Questions to some candidates
- Gergely and Wouter: on the need of becoming a DPL – It seems they mainly want the freedom and a few style changes, but I feel Wouter makes a bit of a pig’s ear of this discussion, seemingly insulting Stefano at one point and even defending the broken Mail-Followup-To because it would help him use reply-all for everything.
- Gergely and Wouter: the level of independence from other distributions – It seems that both want to decide first but share more if we reach the same decision as others.
- Wouter and Gergely: software monopoly vs diversity – both seem pro-choice, as long as it’s maintainable.
- Questions to one candidate
- Stefano Zacchiroli: What would you do different – no big changes.
- DPL practicing
- Gergely Nagy: enough packaging manpower? This becomes about reforming the mentor/sponsor system, which I feel is needed.
- Gergely Nagy: how will you “search for talent and passion” has more good ideas on similar themes.
- Gergely Nagy: Disappearing? No, won’t happen, based on experience.
Thanks to everyone who asked these great questions. So, what do you think?