In honor of my new title, I feel it is time for me to unveil the course I plan to lay down for Debian. This is a general outline of where I think Debian should go over the next year. Some of you may recall my original platform, which is related to here (please read the -vote archives for references). ===================== Debian Project Status --------------------- In May I plan to unviel my proposal to convert Debian to a full corporate entity, complete with payroll, income, assets, stock, etc. With the recent (secret) talks about Venture Capital, we should have roughly $10,000,000 USD with which to begin. All current Developers will be added to the payroll. Pay will be commensurate with package quality (bug closing percentages, etc.), total number of packages, aswell as customer satisfaction. Once this is done, the Project Leader position (the one I hold) will become the "CEO" position. As such, it will no longer be an elected position. I've selected our Board of Directors (very good friends of mine), who will be the only ones allowed to dismiss and reselect a new CEO. The Secretary position will become the President of Operations. SPI will be disbanded, after it is determined who they are and what they do. Perhaps some of the SPI board will be brought on in the mail room to work their way up the corporate ladder so to speak. ================================ DFSG and Other Related Documents -------------------------------- The DFSG, Consistution and Social Contract will be scrapped in order to use the newly authored "Debian Self Serving Guidelines". In this new document we will outline common practices to increase our bottom line to make the investors happy. Let's face it, free software is free and we can't make a profit off of that. We will never enjoy the DotCom Crash of 2001 if we aren't making a profit. ====================== Lies about the CEO/DPL ---------------------- Any person (Developer or not) found to be starting or contributing to lies and/or rumours concerning the CEO/DPL will be immediately exhiled from the project, and any project related events and places. Debian corporate offices will be notifed, and satisfactory actions will be taken. Rumours include, but or not limited to, incorrect facts about the CEO/DPL's demise. Also, anyone caught speaking or typing unkind words about LDAP and/or SPARC will be subject to immediate termination (if they do not work for Debian Co., then "terminate" will be taken in whatever context applies to that situation). Remember, the UltraSPARC architecture brought you all a real 64bit system (Alpha is a cheap knockoff) and a true "Correct Endianess" (PPC just wishes it could work as well). Not to mention a working 32/64 bit environment (ia64 has nothing on us). =================== Further information ------------------- For further info on Debian Co. please checkout www.msnbc.com, or other worth while news sites. We will not be posting to /. anymore, since it does not cater to our new intended audience. -- -----------=======-=-======-=========-----------=====------------=-=------ / Ben Collins -- ...on that fantastic voyage... -- Debian GNU/Linux \ ` firstname.lastname@example.org -- email@example.com -- firstname.lastname@example.org ' `---=========------=======-------------=-=-----=-===-======-------=--=---'
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