Re: Committee Role: Helping build the debconf-team
Am 13.11.19 um 12:01 schrieb Sam Hartman:
The question is whether the committee should have a significant role in
keeping track of how active the debconf team is and working to find
volunteers to keep the organization vibrant.
The proposal we got both in the nominations process and that we got in
feedback at DC19 is that this should be a committee responsibility.
(all personal statements below, no DCC hat)
I'm very o.k. with taking over the responsibility to keep the
organization ("DebConf-team") functional. In the current delegation text
this is laid out as "monitor the progress of DebConf organization and
ensure that the defined team structure and decision-making processes
remain functional and sufficiently efficient to ensure a successful
I'm fine with trying to grow the team and all the people I bug regularly
can give testament of this being an active outreach process. I know
other DCC members do this too as we talk about this (and don't always
agree on whom to reach out to).
If you feel such outreach needs to be represented in an updated
delegation text, please go ahead. We do have outreach on a Debian level,
that is probably more where I would personally look at.
I think "vibrant" is over the top. Individual teams must see that they
are sufficiently attractive to recruit and keep members. See the video
team for an excellent example. The DCC is a fallback to "help the team
in establishing appropriate structures" and "advise the team and share
their experience of DebConf organization" (from the delegation text).
That is well thought out and sufficient in my opinion.
I'm not happy to have "the local team" try and throw jobs they don't
want to do "over the fence". I actively resisted that on a recent
DebConf and so did other "senior" DebConf team members. That may be the
reason why you got such feedback. It worked in the end, the teams were
staffed with local members too and the conference was well funded, well
organized and overall successful.