One of the traditional rites of the (northern hemisphere) spring is the election for the Debian project leader. Over a six-week period, interested candidates put their names forward, describe their vision for the project as a whole, answer questions from Debian developers, then wait and watch while the votes come in. But what would happen if Debian were to hold an election and no candidates stepped forward? The Debian project has just found itself in that situation and is trying to figure out what will happen next.
Fascinating article about the minutiae of Debian governance.
Sounds like they need a Linus Torvald’s position. One paid for by a consortium of companies, so that no one company will have control over the project, but will be [more-than] adequately remunerated for doing a tough job.