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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] William Hubbs council manifesto 2018-2019
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 20:26:38
Message-Id: 20180616202634.GA29371@linux1.home
1 Hi all,
3 for those of you who don't know me, I have been a Gentoo developer and a
4 member of base-system, QA, and the accessibility project for some time.
6 I have served on the council for several terms, and I would like to have
7 the priviledge of serving for another term. Below are my thoughts about
8 the council and what I think we can do.
10 I believe the council and trustees should be working as a team to lead
11 Gentoo. We serve different functions, so there is room for both groups.
12 We have been adversarial lately and I don't think this is good. As a
13 council member, I will work to improve this situation.
15 I feel that we need better code of conduct enforcement and possibly a
16 more clear code of conduct. I will work with the council and the
17 Community Relations team to make this happen.
19 The council should be asked to make a decision on an issue only when
20 the issue cannot be settled by the community itself. Innovations should
21 come from the developers, and the council should do what it can to
22 support these innovations.
24 When the council is asked to make a decision, it should be fully
25 informed about both sides of the issue before it votes. On the other
26 hand, the council should not block progress by taking an extremely long
27 time to make a decision.
29 We can learn from the past and improve upon it. Continuing
30 to do things like we have in the past is not a bad thing in itself.
31 However, using what we have done in the past to block change can be. I
32 understand that people are used to doing things a certain way. However,
33 that alone is not justification for continuing to do things the same way
34 in the future. if we need to make a change, we should make sure that
35 change is backward compatible with what we have, or if this is not
36 possible, provide the smoothest possible transition for our users.
37 Since the council doesn't maintain all of the packages, the council is
38 not going to know the technical details of how to make either of these
39 happen, so I don't feel that the council should mandate specific
40 implementations.
42 If anyone has any questions about anything I have said here, please feel
43 free to ask in this thread.
45 Other than that, thanks for your time and please participate in the
46 election.
48 William


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Re: [gentoo-project] William Hubbs council manifesto 2018-2019 "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-project] William Hubbs council manifesto 2018-2019 "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>