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On 08/14/2011 01:15 PM, Thomas Sachau wrote:
> Markos Chandras schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>> This is the first of the items I would like to discuss for the
>> next Council agenda (or a later one).
>> Some time ago, few people proposed to have Council appointed
>> leaders for QA and DevRel.
> My first question: Why is your proposal restricted to QA and DevRel?
Cause I believe these teams are crucial to the continuity of Gentoo
>> I like the idea because this way the Council can ensure that the
>> team is active or either force some activity in case the current
>> leader slacks big time.
> If there is noone active in a team, noone prevents other devs to join
> the team and vote themselves for the lead. So even if there is no
> activity, it should be no problem to get activity, if someone is
> interested to do the work.
Right now, you can't join any of these teams unless a lead approves you.
Have a look at gentoo-qa ML.
If the team is inactive and noone interested, the Council wont be able
> to create any activity either, since they cannot force anyone to do
You can't just join a dead team and become a lead :). There are some
bureaucracy^W procedures to follow.
>> Furthermore, right now there is the potential problem for the
>> leader to only allow new members that he likes so they can vote for
>> him on next elections. Membership and voting actions should not be
>> related in these teams.
> How is this specific to those 2 projects? Other projects do work the
> same way, so if you argument this way, you should extend your
> proposal to all projects, not just QA and DevRel.
Like I said, these are the crucial projects. This is because they manage
procedures affecting inter-project related issues etc.
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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