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Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader

samzenpus posted about 5 months ago | from the man-in-charge dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "For the last 6 weeks the Debian developers have had an election to determine the new Debian Project Leader. The election is now over and Lucas Nussbaum was re-elected. As always in Debian, the result of the voting was found using the Condorcet method."

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The Condorcet method is dumb (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747299)

n/t

Re:The Condorcet method is dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747439)

I prefer the pullout method. Minus the pulling out part, that is.

Re:The Condorcet method is dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747709)

Anything's better than first-past-the-post.

Re:The Condorcet method is dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747773)

I agree. Why would you use an election method that is explicitly "well, I hate him less than the other guys."

Re:The Condorcet method is dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747933)

I agree. Why would you use an election method that is explicitly "well, I hate him less than the other guys."

Because who loves the project leader? It's a thankless job being the one who sucks less than the others.

Re:The Condorcet method is dumb (1)

Desler (1608317) | about 5 months ago | (#46748125)

Homer Simpson?

Much ado about too little coffee (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747303)

So what if they elect a lesbian project leader? It's 2014, get over it.

WAIT. Before this is allowed to stand (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747645)

...has anybody checked if he's sufficiently approved by the radical left LGBTQOMGWTFBBQ movement?

absolute despotism followed by bloody revolution (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46747751)

Is the purist form of voting. It also affords the survivors true freedom.

Re:absolute despotism followed by bloody revolutio (1)

Immerman (2627577) | about 5 months ago | (#46748203)

Briefly, but usually the masterminds behind the revolution maneuver themselves into the position of being the replacement government, and things rapidly devolve into pretty much the original situation.

No complaints here (5, Insightful)

monkeyhybrid (1677192) | about 5 months ago | (#46748249)

I have not heard of Lucas Nussbaum or Neil McGovern before, but if retaining Lucas Nussbaum at the helm means Debian will continue to release what is IMO the best Linux server distribution out there, then there are no complaints from me.

Re:No complaints here (2)

godrik (1287354) | about 5 months ago | (#46749391)

I worked at the same place as lucas in the past. Clearly he knows his stuff and knows to deal with complex situations. He did a lot for QA in Debian.

Re:No complaints here (2)

ifiwereasculptor (1870574) | about 5 months ago | (#46749399)

I have not heard of Lucas Nussbaum or Neil McGovern before, but if retaining Lucas Nussbaum at the helm means Debian will continue to release what is IMO the best Linux server distribution out there, then there are no complaints from me.

I wholeheartedly agree. Also, McGovern puts the -Mc in Govern, so he's probably the man for the job.

Re:No complaints here (1)

TechyImmigrant (175943) | about 5 months ago | (#46750175)

I have not heard of Lucas Nussbaum or Neil McGovern before, but if retaining Lucas Nussbaum at the helm means Debian will continue to release what is IMO the best Linux server distribution out there, then there are no complaints from me.

I wholeheartedly agree. Also, McGovern puts the -Mc in Govern, so he's probably the man for the job.

Alas Senator McGovern, in his counter-scientific war on fat, has probably killed more Americans than any war.

Don't take the McGovern name as a true test of good governance.

Debian is teriffic (5, Informative)

timeOday (582209) | about 5 months ago | (#46748307)

Debian never does anything that really jumps out at you. The more time passes, the more I appreciate that and realize how valuable it is. Gentoo and Ubuntu were cool for a while, but here it is 2014 and I'm back with Debian, same as 10 or maybe even 15 years ago.

Re:Debian is teriffic (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46748389)

same as 10 or maybe even 15 years ago

I'm sure they've issued some updates since then.

Re:Debian is teriffic (3, Funny)

timeOday (582209) | about 5 months ago | (#46748479)

I'm sure they've issued some updates since then.

Only on Testing and Unstable. Ha ha, that's a Debian joke.

Re:Debian is teriffic (4, Funny)

eyepeepackets (33477) | about 5 months ago | (#46748519)

Rumor has it they'll be upgrading to the 2.2 kernel series before too long.

I jest, I jest -- jeezus! Debian folks have no self-deprecating sense of humor.

Debian is not cool (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46748487)

Leave "being cool" to shit like Ubuntu. Debian is rock-solid and always has been.

Re:Debian is not cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46749965)

For Ubuntu (and Gnome) "being hipster" might be a more apropos than "being cool".

Pretty and politically correct, at the sake of engineering and usability = hipster.

Re:Debian is not cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46752309)

Ironically, the BSD people consider Debian roughly to be what Debian people consider Ubuntu to be.
In related news, today on oldstable:

apticron has detected that some packages need upgrading on:

[...]
The following packages are currently pending an upgrade since the last run:

curl 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze8
libcurl3 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze8
libcurl3-gnutls 7.21.0-2.1+squeeze8

Sigh. Daily handholding.

Re:Debian is not cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46756073)

I read somewhere that Ubuntu is an African word that means, "I can't figure out how to install Debian."

Re:Debian is teriffic (1)

Minwee (522556) | about 5 months ago | (#46749627)

Debian is like your sysadmin. You only really notice it when something goes horribly wrong.

Re:Debian is teriffic (1)

proxie (3418611) | about 5 months ago | (#46758457)

/agree i was 10 when I started debian in 1992. a guy on efnet whom i idolized got me into linux. Wherever you are VCHILE- thank you. i actually hopped on efnet recently..after not going there since early 2000s...its really dead..a mere mirage of what used to be.. freenode 3

white smoke (2)

MMHere (145618) | about 5 months ago | (#46750953)

did they reveal the conclusion of their decision by sending white smoke up the chimney?

Re:white smoke (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | about 5 months ago | (#46752999)

Pretty much, but there was no chimney, just Sid and a bunch of broken things being put out of their misery, and the magic smoke was blue.

Drivers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46751347)

The perennial Linux complaint.

I just wish there was a way get drivers through testing and unstable faster...

Still, the stability and overall application of common sense to both the server and desktop environments make it my unquestioned first choice.

Re:Drivers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46754121)

http://backports.debian.org/ kernel version 3.13.7

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