Kurt Roeckx | 1 Apr 01:36 2012
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Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: Call for votes

Hi,

This is the first call for votes for the Debian Project Leader
Elections 2012.

     Voting period starts      00:00:00 UTC on Sunday,   April  1st, 2012
     Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC on Saturday, April 14th, 2012

This vote is being conducted as required by the Debian Constitution.
You may see the constitution at http://www.debian.org/devel/constitution.
For voting questions or problems contact secretary <at> debian.org.

The details of the candidate platform can be found at:
http://www.debian.org/vote/2012/platforms/

Also, note that you can get a fresh ballot any time before the end of
the vote by sending a signed mail to
   ballot <at> vote.debian.org
with the subject "leader2012".

HOW TO VOTE

First, read the full text of the platform.

To cast a vote, it is necessary to send this ballot filled out to a
dedicated e-mail address, in a signed message, as described below.
The dedicated email address this ballot should be sent to is:

  leader2012 <at> vote.debian.org

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Wouter Verhelst | 2 Apr 09:58 2012
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Re: About debian-companies

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:00:14PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> you might have read that Stefano is trying to organize
> discussions/collaboration between companies that have a strategic interest
> in Debian:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-companies/
> 
> Wouter and Gergely, what do you think of this project ? Would you continue
> to promote it if elected ?

As a co-owner of a company that offers Debian support (amongst others),
I was initially interested in this. However, the requirements exclude my
company (there's only one DD here, me).

I think it's sad to limit participation to such a list to "companies
that employ multiple Debian Developers", and I don't think that serves
much purpose; Expertise in using and supporting Debian isn't limited to
those who've taken the step to become a Debian Developer.

Having said that, there's an obvious conflict of interest in me changing
the rules of that mailinglist, so I won't interfere. But I'm not very
supportive of it either.

--

-- 
The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z can be described by
the following formula:

pi zz a

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Wouter Verhelst | 2 Apr 11:15 2012
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Re: Raising money for Debian

[...I realize campaigning is over; but I notice after a busy weekend
that several questions were asked fairly last-minute, so...]

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:26:28PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> there's a discussion going on on debian-project about entering an
> agreement with DuckDuckGo to get some sort of affiliate commission from
> the money that DuckDuckGo would earn from traffic tagged as coming
> from Debian.
> 
> 1/ To Wouter and Gergely: this discussion touches several sensitive topics
> but you have not taken position...  what do you think of the project?

Reading that discussion, I see two concerns being raised:

Some people point out that entering in such an agreement could damage
relations with upstreams who may have different agreements of that sort.

As I understand the proposed agreement, however, this shouldn't be an
issue. It has, or will be, made clear to DDG that implementation of the
agreement would be entirely voluntary for our maintainers; no package
would be required to be modified so it would generate the revenue
streams for Debian.

Since our package maintainers are also our main contact points with
upstream, this means that they can easily dodge that bullet should the
need arise; all that is required is that we formulate any explanation of
this agreement in Policy or the devref, wherever appropriate, in such a
fashion that it's clear it can be ignored if it would be harmful to
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devotee | 15 Apr 02:00 2012
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Results for Debian Project Leader 2012 Election

Greetings,

	This message is an automated, unofficial publication of vote results.
 Official results shall follow, sent in by the vote taker, namely
Debian Project Secretary

	This email is just a convenience for the impatient.
 I remain, gentle folks,

    Your humble servant,
    Devotee (on behalf of Debian Project Secretary)

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Starting results calculation at Sun Apr 15 00:00:52 2012

Option 1 "Wouter Verhelst"
Option 2 "Gergely Nagy"
Option 3 "Stefano Zacchiroli"
Option 4 "None Of The Above"

In the following table, tally[row x][col y] represents the votes that
option x received over option y.

                  Option
              1     2     3     4 
            ===   ===   ===   === 
Option 1          203    37   310 
Option 2     97          34   281 
Option 3    347   354         385 
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Debian Project Leader Election 2012 Results

Hi,

The winner of the election is Stefano Zacchiroli.

His new term will start on April 17th, 2012.

The details of the results shall soon be available at:
http://vote.debian.org/2012/vote_001

In the mean time the results are also available at:
http://master.debian.org/~secretary/leader2012/results.txt
http://master.debian.org/~secretary/leader2012/results.png

The tally sheet is at:
http://master.debian.org/~secretary/leader2012/tally.txt

The list of people voting is at:
http://master.debian.org/~secretary/leader2012/voters.txt

Stats for the DPL votes:
|------+------+--------+-------+--------+---------+--------+-----------|
|      |  Num |        | Valid | Unique | Rejects |      % |  Multiple |
| Year |  DDs | Quorum | Votes | Voters |         | Voting | of Quorum |
|------+------+--------+-------+--------+---------+--------+-----------|
| 1999 |  347 | 27.942 |       |    208 |         | 59.942 |   7.44399 |
| 2000 |  347 | 27.942 |       |    216 |         | 62.248 |   7.73030 |
| 2001 |   ?? |     ?? |       |    311 |         |        |           |
| 2002 |  939 | 45.965 |   509 |    475 |     122 | 50.586 |  10.33395 |
| 2003 |  831 | 43.241 |   510 |    488 |     200 | 58.724 |  11.28559 |
| 2004 |  908 | 45.200 |   506 |    482 |      52 | 53.084 |  10.66372 |
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