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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] My manifesto for 2015/2016
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:05:52
Message-Id: 20150709160540.GA23980@linux1.gaikai.biz
1 Hello all,
2
3 For those of you who do not know me, I have been a Gentoo developer
4 since 2004 and the primary maintainer of OpenRC for a number of years. I
5 am also a member of base-system, qa and the udev team.
6
7 Below is my manifesto for this election.
8
9 * I fully agree with Andreas's manifesto; I would support the goals he
10 has for Gentoo as well.
11
12 * Gentoo needs consistency in terms of policies. For example, right now
13 we have https://devmanual.gentoo.org and
14 https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Policies. The qa
15 policies page contradicts some things in the developer manual, so there
16 is no clear way to point to the official policies.
17
18 * The Gentoo Code of Conduct still needs to be revisited. We started
19 that process this term, but it was not completed.
20
21 * The council should only be asked to make a decision on an issue when
22 the issue cannot be settled by the community itself. As it has been said
23 by others, the council should do what it can to stay out
24 of the way of innovations, which should come from the developers.
25
26 * When the council is asked to make a decision, it should be fully
27 informed about both sides of the issue before it votes. On the other
28 hand, the council should not block progress by taking an extremely long
29 time to make a decision.
30
31 * We can learn from the past and improve upon it. Continuing
32 to do things like we have in the past is not a bad thing in itself.
33 However, using what we have done in the past to block change can be. I
34 understand that people are used to doing things a certain way. However,
35 that alone is not justification for continuing to do things the same way
36 in the future. if we need to make a change, we should make sure that
37 change is backward compatible with what we have, or if this is not
38 possible, provides the smoothest possible transition for our users.
39 Since the council doesn't maintain all of the packages, the council is
40 not going to know the technical details of how to make either of these
41 happen, so I don't feel that the council should mandate specific
42 implementations.?
43
44 Thanks much for your time, and please participate in the election.
45
46 William

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