"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
"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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