Incumbent leader Stefano Zacchiroli has thrown his hat into the ring for a third time, mainly, he says, to complete the tasks that he outlined in his first run for the job.
The other candidates are Wouter Verhelst and Gergely Nagy.
Verhelst has been a developer since 2011 and says that he wants to run in order to bring about change; in his platform statement he says that Zacchiroli has treated the office of leader merely as an administrative job.
In his platform statement, Verhelst makes reference to the changes that Anthony Towns introduced in 2006-07 when he used some of the funds from the project to pay select developers in order to speed up a release.
This caused quite a bit of controversy in the project ranks and as a result the number of candidates rose to eight in 2007. Verhelst was one of them and he says his vision hasn't changed since then - "I still think we need to make sure Debian is and remains a welcoming place to work on free software."
Nagy, who likens the act of running for DPL as akin to walking the plank, has been with the project for over a decade. He says his main aim as leader will be to make the project one that is "able to attract passionate talent from within the project, or from outside, or better yet: both."
Zacchiroli, who has been doing the job for the last two years without ruffling any hackles, says this will be his last term.
If he is elected, he says he "will work to ensure a smooth transition to the future DPL inviting interested developers to participate in DPL activities, and periodically/publicly review the state of the DPL agenda".
Zacchiroli says, if elected, he will try to finish what he has started - providing information about the money donated to the project, improving delegation and strengthening core teams, building relationships with companies that wish to donate to the project, improving communications and publicity, and creating structured networks of local teams or user groups.
Campaigning ends on March 31 and voting is open from April 1 to 14.