"Software in the Public Interest (SPI), the entity that owns the
Debian trademark, is holding elections and working to generate
enough interest in said elections to actually elect some new board
members. Ironically, the last 'original' board member just resigned
at the same time a former board member is getting re-acquainted
with the project.
"SPI is looking to elect three new board members from a total of
eight candidates. Contributing members of SPI are eligible to vote.
A contributing member is one who is considered to have made a
significant contribution to the Free Software community, as
determined by SPI's membership committee.
"The group has experienced a flurry of activity over the past
several months starting with the resignation of former v.p. Martin
'Joey' Schulze. He left because of his frustration with perceived
indifference from other board members, including president Nils
Lohner, secretary Wichert Akkerman, and original board member Ian
Jackson. Since then, Lohner has also stepped down, and the
departures stirred emotions and much discussion about the future of
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