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Two in race for Debian project leader

Mar 16, 2009, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This year there are just two people contesting, the lowest since elections began in 1999. One is the current DPL, Steve McIntyre. The other is Stefano Zacchiroli, developer since 2001. Only two developers, Wichert Akkerman and Martin Michlmayr, have been re-elected to the post.

"Debian elections have, before this year, seen a minimum of three contestants (2002) and a maximum of eight (2007). So does this indicate that interest in running for leader has fallen off?

"Zacchiroli does not think so; he thinks there are a few reasons why there are just two in the run. "Debian is much better from a 'political' point of view than it was a few years ago. The merit, IMHO, is mainly to be attributed to the last 2 DPLs, as I wrote in my platform. Having a project in a better shape contributes in decreasing the motivations for running," he told iTWire."

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