I agree. I suspect we may even end up not reaching the 5-people threshold. We could assume a 2-step process in which all core-devs can nominate each other as in:
- assume that all core-devs are potential candidates and nominate them during a certain time window (say 2 weeks)
- at the end of this phase the nominated candidates can decide whether to accept the nomination or not and only then the final voting process can start
Phase #1 would basically help ending up with a bigger (> 5) pool of candidates to choose from and would also help instilling trust in those “shy” people who may not even consider candidacy right now but may change their mind later.
Between phase #1 and phase #2 we could even decide to have an intermediate phase to help people make a well thought-out final vote and either:
- have a neutral third-party person who collects and publishes candidates’ past accomplishments
- start a public discussion in which people can express their (motivated) preference for candidate X or Y