Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 21:35:16
Message-Id: 1201815307l.2670l.1l@spike
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee by Daniel Robbins
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On 2008.01.31 19:12, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> I've seriously considered it (last night) and decided to decline. The > reasons why start to get somewhat off-topic for this list so I've put > them in my usual blog post. >
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> ... ultimately decided that to what I think is necessary > would require fundamental changes to the way the Gentoo project is > structured which would have been very disruptive and difficult to > make even as a trustee, and it's not clear that I would have the > ability to make these changes as a trustee even if I were elected due > to the current structure of the project that I would have been > required to work within. >
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> > -Daniel
Daniel, I'm disappointed you feel that Gentoo needs a revolution rather than a slow steady planned and tested change from within. I became a Gentoo staffer shortly before the current setup was created and know very little about the 'old times', with you as Chief Architect in the pre council/foundation organisation. The problem with revolutions is that there is no alpha testing and no going back. You can go from one thing that doesn't work to a different thing that doesn't work overnight. To cite various real world examples, look at 20th Century political revolutions. Its much safer to work for incremental change from within, so it can be trialled and backed out if its found wanting. Gentoo users want change, they also want stability, a revolution is a very high risk strategy to deliver a suitable compromise. I hope you have the opportunity to reconsider your decision not to stand as a trustee. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.7 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFHoj8LTE4/y7nJvasRAlUBAJ9nqT4zqykXyzue/J0y5zbFkjICtwCfT0tM qw9Tc54NIkamu4ZCRvgYK2M= =eQ1K -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list