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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Nominations open for the Gentoo Council 2007/08
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:23:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Nominations open for the Gentoo Council 2007/08 by Torsten Veller
1 On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 21:10 +0200, Torsten Veller wrote:
2 > Chris Gianelloni wolf31o2
4 While I thank you for the nomination for next year's Gentoo Council, I
5 have decided that I no longer wish to be associated with the Gentoo
6 Council or any other form of "management" or "leadership" within Gentoo.
7 It is simply too stressful being harassed constantly by our developer
8 pool. I sincerely hope that whomever decides to run for Council this
9 year takes into account that of the original elected Council, two have
10 retired (both due to being tired of having the shit roll downhill to
11 them) from Gentoo completely, and three of the remaining aren't running
12 for re-election.
14 Being a Council member is the worst job in Gentoo. Be sure you're ready
15 to be treated like complete shit from your fellow developers all the
16 while having your integrity questioned daily before accepting your
17 nominations. I know that I wouldn't accept a position on the Gentoo
18 Council even if it was a paying job.
20 I've also come to realize that trying to give a single direction to
21 something like Gentoo is an extremely foolish endeavor. The better
22 solution is smaller projects and tasks that have defined goals and can
23 actually be accomplished. Any kind of general direction for the entire
24 distribution would either mean leaving out groups, or moving in a
25 direction that conflicts with the goals of our current groups. Don't
26 get me wrong, the Council is definitely needed. I just think their
27 focus should be on attainable and measurable goals, not lofty
28 dreamy-eyed goals with no real way to measure whether we're moving in
29 the right direction.
31 Rather than go into more and more what I think are major deficiencies in
32 what the Council can and can not do due to the ever-changing developer
33 pool, I think I'll just shut up now. If anyone wants to discuss with me
34 any of this stuff, feel free to contact me.
36 > Say YES or NO.
38 How about a resounding NO, instead?
40 --
41 Chris Gianelloni
42 Release Engineering Strategic Lead
43 Alpha/AMD64/x86 Architecture Teams
44 Games Developer/Council Member/Foundation Trustee
45 Gentoo Foundation


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