Debian Project Secretary - Kurt Roeckx
2018-03-03 11:42:08 UTC
According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project
leader elections should begin "six weeks before the leadership
post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately."
The new project leader term starts on 2018-04-17. The time line
| Period | Start | End |
| Nomination | Sunday 2018-03-04 | Saturday 2018-03-10 |
| Campaign | Sunday 2018-03-11 | Saturday 2018-03-31 |
| Vote | Sunday 2018-04-01 | Saturday 2018-04-14 |
Prospective leaders should be familiar with the constitution, but
just to review: there's a one week period when interested
developers can nominate themselves and announce their platform,
followed by a three week period intended for campaigning, followed
by two weeks for the election itself.
I intend to collect platform statements from the candidates, and
publish them at http://www.debian.org/vote/2018/platforms/ at the
end of the nomination period, which means around 2018-03-11.
I suggest that the candidates send the platform, preferably in
wml or HTML, to the secretary at least a day before the
The format of the web page is open to discussion, but I suggest
there be at least three sections:
- Introduction / Biography
- Major Goal / Meat of the platform
The candidates can make a rebuttal. I would like to receive them
in the first week of the campaign period, so I can publish them
Details and results for the vote will be published at:
Please make sure that nominations are sent to (or cc:'d to)
debian-vote, and are cryptographically signed.
Debian Project Secretary