Re: Commercial interests & project leader
On Mon, Oct 06, 1997 at 12:15:21PM +1000, Warwick HARVEY wrote:
> Hi all,
> Of late, I've been considering who amongst the current developers would be a
> viable candidate for project leader in the upcoming elections. One person
> who stood out as a potential candidate was Dale Scheetz. Over the last
> couple of years I've developed a healthy respect for his views on a wide
> range of issues, and I've noted him as a calming, reasoned influence when
> things have become heated.
> I've spoken to Dale about this, and he is somewhat reluctant to be
> considered for the job. His main concern is that he has some commercial
> interests that are related to Debian, and that some people see this as a
> conflict of interest. What are other people's opinions on this? Is it a
> conflict of interest? Is it *viewed* as a conflict of interest? Would it
> be a problem to have a project leader with commercial interests derived from
> Anyway, enough rambling from me; what do the rest of you think?
I wouldn't have a problem with this. We all have to live somehow. If Dale
wants to run (which has not been established) I would think that making his
living off Debian would be even _more_ incentive to have him do a good job.
I earn my living off of something other then Debian. I put a bit of time
into Debian when I have it, but I don't have anything to really encourage
me when I am not int he mood. I expect that Dale would have that type of
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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