Electing the new project lead

Joshua O'Leary jmoey139 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 14:38:21 UTC 2013

Its great to be able to elect leaders, but there are two issues with this:
-Voting should always be done in a secret manner to ensure it is not swayed;
-There is no way to ensure someone doesn't vote more than once...
Or am I missing something here

Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:

>Hello Xubuntu community!
>It is the time to submit nominations for the next Xubuntu Project Lead
>for the next two release cycles (see footnote [a] for clarification).
>Nominations need to be sent to the Xubuntu developer mailing list [1]
>*before* May 1 with a link to a wiki page for the nominee. Per the
>strategy document [2], the wiki page should include at least the
>following information:
>– A brief history of the nominee in the FOSS world
>– Activities in any relevant teams
>– Thoughts about the Xubuntu development, including the biggest
>challenges and possibilities
>– Areas of interest as a project lead, including any changes the
>is wishing to see in the team
>Both the nominating person and the nominee need to be members of the
>Xubuntu users Launchpad group [3].
>Note: If you are nominating somebody else, please ask them for their
>consent; only people who are willing to serve as the project lead can
>There are two ways to vote to allow people from every timezone to vote:
>1) By email, starting at 18UTC on May 1, ending at 18UTC on May 2.
>2) In the Xubuntu community meeting starting at 18UTC on May 2 on the
>#xubuntu-devel IRC channel.
>In the case there are more than one nominee, you should vote for one of
>the nominees.
>In the case there is only one nominee, you should vote for or against
>the nominee.
>In the case there are no nominees, the voting is cancelled and the
>Xubuntu team will meet as scheduled to consider the future.
>Anybody in the Xubuntu users Launchpad group is entitled to vote.
>If you have any questions, please send them to the Xubuntu developer
>mailing list [3].
>Yours truly,
>Pasi Lallinaho
>Xubuntu Project Lead
>The Xubuntu Strategy Document [2] states that the project lead "serves
>term of four releases [...] and end with an LTS release". When my term
>started on October 2011, the term length was set at three cycles,
>with the 13.04 release. To make the term end with an LTS release, the
>project lead is unlike normally elected for only two cycles.
>[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel
>[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument
>[3] https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-users
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