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Re: Ignoring the truth or Hiding problems?

Joel Aelwyn <fenton@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 10:18:21AM -0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> On Wednesday, January 05, 2005 10:05 AM, Ingo Juergensmann
>> <ij@2005.bluespice.org> wrote:
>> [...]
>> > When Joerg Jaspert is already doing the dirty daily work, why does
>> > James still needs in place then? (Except he just stays in that
>> > position for a transitional period until Joerg is taking over that
>> > task and job completely. I would recommend that transitional period
>> > for other positions as well.)
>> aiui, because James - or presumably some other member of -admin - needs to
>> create the accounts once an nm has been approved (newsamosa, aka db.d.o is
>> restricted).
>> The most time-consuming part of DAM work is approving applicatants, which is
>> what Joerg is now doing. afaics, once an applicant is approved, accounts are
>> being created relatively quickly; so far it appears to be working well.
> Speaking as someone who has railed (more than once) against the
> six-to-twelve-month waiting period between "AM approval" and "DAM review
> complete" (as noted, once DAM approval was had, accounts happened
> without perceptible delay), all I will say is the following:
> 1) Time will tell if this helps enough
> 2) So far, it looks promising
> 3) So long as James is considered valuble and useful by the people doing
>    the work (presumably including himself), *and the work is getting
>    done*, I don't much care how many positions he holds.
> It's the whole "getting done" thing that seemed to be suffering from his
> state as a multiple-path single point of failure, and "small teams" is, in
> my opinion, a vastly better answer than "multiple single-path single points
> of failure", even if the latter is still better than the situation as it
> appeared to be in the past.

Very well put.


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