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Re: Criteria for a successful DPL board



On Mon, 12 Feb 2007, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Did finishing this proposal entail the policy *and* technical
> implementation, or only one or the other?  I would submit that the
> policy part is the DPL's job, but the technical is probably not as it
> can be delegated to a capable DD to implement within the confines of the
> stated policy.

I believe Anthony wanted to do this project as an example and to create
"momentum", at that time he wanted to do something like a project each
month. The project in itself doesn't require any DPL power, it's mainly a
matter of convincing ftpmasters (which he is part of) and implementing it.
It also required some coordination/discussion with the new-maintainer
team, but I don't believe that any blocker was there.

> What, precisely, prevented Anthony from setting down the policy?  Did it
> require additional approval that was not forthcoming (e.g., a GR or
> other policy instrument that required wider approval)?  Did the things
> that kept him bogged down really fall under the responsibility of the
> DPL?  

I can't respond for Anthony.

> If so, how will having a group of bogged down people be an
> improvement over having a bogged down individual?

Anthony still managed several projects during the year. I expect the
number of "projects" to be multiplied by 2 or 3 if we're 10 times
more.

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog

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