On 04/18/2010 07:09 PM, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Richard Freeman<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> As far as "Gentoo Leader" goes - I'll address that in a different thread.
> Please do so in this one to avoid thread scattering. I think it's
> related enough that it is interesting to discuss those two ideas in
> the same place.
Already did so in the existing thread "Do we want to make changes to the
role of the council?"
I guess I wasn't explicit about it. I see the council as being the
overall "leader" of Gentoo. If they want to appoint a PM to write
legislation (and have people take tentative action pending
ratification), that is perfectly fine. However, I don't think the
council can completely delegate its authority, and I don't think Gentoo
needs a benevolent dictator.
Now, if some billionare wants to pull a Shuttleworth and hire a bunch of
people to work on Gentoo, then of course he can dictate what they work
on, and that will give such a person a de-facto position of power in the
distro. However, it would be a benevolent power, and one which they are
in fact paying for. However, I don't think that in an all volunteer
effort that the benevolent dictator bit works all that well.