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From: Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
Subject: Recent issues (funding/etc)
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 12:33:33 -0500
Its becoming more evident that some of us are lacking on sufficient time
for this council. I'm curious what we should do to help that situation.
One of the major issues so far has the been the extremely slow responses
to funding requests (I admit, I'm slow too). And after they're approved,
we're still stuck waiting on someone to actually make the transaction.

There's just too many bottlenecks and its really starting to annoy some
of our developers. I understand that we're all volunteers and only have
so much time to deal with this stuff, but we really need to try and do
something to deal with that. We were elected in our position so that
means we should put more effect in what we do.

Do we need to make the process better, easier on us? I think we've
actually past the deadline on having another election for trustees
(which I'm surprised no one has complained about yet). Should we just
have another election for this year and get new people on board that
have the sufficient time, or do we need to look at another alternative
to that?

The main example I'd like to point out is the recent AMD64 request. Its
been sitting on our table for a *long time*. And once it got approved
the transaction of funds for it never happened (I'm not trying to attack
anyone that was in charge of that). Then osprey had issues, then
suddenly everyone was on board to fund that too (within 48 hours). And
since then, we're still waiting on funding to actually get moved.

Either we need to hand over duties to people who do have the time, or we
need to do something else about it. Its really becoming frustrating and
apparent to our developers that we don't move very fast at all.

I know from my side of things I've been busy with work related stuff and
 other real-life stuff. I've tried my best to keep up on things with the
foundation, but its hard to do sometimes with all the other noise I see
in email.

Ok, thats the end of my ranting. :-)


Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
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