Monday, 19 April 2021 07:47

Jonathan Carter wins second term as Debian leader

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South African developer Jonathan Carter. South African developer Jonathan Carter. Supplied

South African developer Jonathan Carter will continue to lead the Debian GNU/Linux project for a second year, after winning the election for the position, the results of which were declared over the weekend.

Carter had only one opponent, Sruthi Chandran. She contested the elections in 2020 as well, but was unsuccessful that year too.

Debian uses the Condorcet method for deciding its elections and this system is explained thus: "Consider all possible two-way races between candidates. The Condorcet winner, if there is one, is the one candidate who can beat every other candidate in a two-way race with that candidate."

Carter received 421 votes while Chandran was backed by 312 developers. The project has more than 1000 developers spread all over the globe.

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Carter's term will begin on 21 April.

Debian is the only free software project to have elections where the leader is voted in by the developers. Debian produces what is arguably the best community Linux distribution since its founding in 1993.

It has been the foundation for many other distributions, with the most widely used distribution, Ubuntu, being among those based on it.


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