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Debian Elects a New Leader

Apr 20, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"There is such a thing as democracy in software - all you need to to is look at the Debian GNU/Linux project. Unlike other Linux distributions like say Ubuntu which is run by a 'dictator for life' and isn't a democracy, Debian's Project Leader (DPL) is an elected position.

"Stefano Zacchiroli was elected as the DPL late last week. Zacchiroli succeeds Steve McIntyre who has has held the DPL position since 2008 but decided not to run again this year.

""I believe that one of the most important goals of the DPL is to be a facilitator," Zacchiroli wrote in his first DPL bits mailing list posting."

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