The outcome of a general resolution proposed by the Debian GNU/Linux project, to decide how to react to the return of Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to the board, will be known on 17 April, with voting now underway.
The Debian GNU/Linux Project, a prominent community Linux distribution that has more than a thousand developers spread over the globe, is set to vote on a general resolution to sign, as a project, a letter calling for Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman to leave the board and for all FSF board members to also quit en masse.
South African developer Jonathan Carter will be the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for the next year, after he defeated the two other contenders in the race, according to the results which were declared on Sunday.
Debian project leader Sam Hartman has decided not to run for the post again this year, putting his decision down to the fact that the mix of problems facing the community GNU/L:Linux project for the next year don't play to his strengths as much as those of the current year did. However, he did not rule out putting his hand up for the post again sometime in the future.
More than five years after the Debian GNU/Linux project voted to make systemd the default init system for its distribution, it has now decided, again by a vote, to also care about alternatives to the default init system.
The idea of paying developers to work on Debian GNU/Linux packages has reared its head again, with senior developer Raphael Hertzog proposing that project funds be used for the purpose.
The new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project says one thing that is holding back the project is the length of time it takes to take decisions, with developers often getting frustrated with the tools and processes that are used.
After 19 years as a Debian developer, Sam Hartman has become the project leader, winning election to the post of leader and defeating three others in the process.
One of the five candidates in the running for the post of leader of the Debian/GNU Linux project has withdrawn from the race, leaving four to contest for the post.
The Debian GNU/Linux project has a lack of leadership, veteran developer Martin Michlmayr says, adding that while there are many talented people in the project, members are afraid to make or propose changes, especially big, far-reaching ones.
When it rains, it tends to pour. This seems true in the case of the Debian GNU/Linux project elections, with five developers putting their hands up to contest for the post of leader, after nobody was in the running three days out from the initial date for the closing of nominations.
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