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Debian Elects A New Leader

The Debian project has elected a new leader. Wichert Akkerman
won the election over three other candidates: Richard Braakman,
Joseph Carter, and Ben Collins. Wichert replaces Ian Jackson as the
Debian Project Leader, and will begin serving his term today and be
leading Debian until 0000 February 4th 2000.

Debian would like to thank Ian Jackson for all of the work that
he has done for the Debian project, both as leader and as a
developer. Ian will continue to be affiliated with Debian as a
developer and package maintainer.

More information on the election including the candidates
platform statements can be found at .

About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer
their time and effort. Its tasks include maintaining and updating
Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux
operating system, and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd
operating system.

Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press
Contact <<a
href=”mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]> or visit the
Debian homepage at <<a
href=”http://www.debian.org/”>http://www.debian.org/>


Nils Lohner E-Mail: [email protected]
Debian Press Contact Press: [email protected]