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Re: Criteria for a successful DPL board

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 09:11:00PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> My *main* current problem is that the DPL is not taking enough initiatives
> to lead the project, to improve the project, to prepare the project for
> the future, etc. I don't care much about the administrivia facet of the
> role.
> I do care about how Debian will evolve and I have an opinion on the topic.
> Hence my interest in leadership issues.

From my perspective this idea is to take the DPL from one or two people
to more people. Why? To get more done. Because the DPL can not do all
that he/she wants by him/herself with the timeframe of an election
The important thing is to get things done, not whether its done or
decided by one, two or more people. I'd expect instead for the DPL to
delegate things instead of trying to do it all. Look at the kernel team,
Linus delegated various bits for others to control because he could not
handle doing it all. So why not have a DPL todo list that is public and
can be worked on by him/her and can have folks look at it like a RFH. If
the DPL can do it, great. If he/she can deligate it, fine. If not, let
the list be there so that others can step-up and say "I'll do the DPL's
bidding". Such a list could be used by the next DPL candidate as a
starting point for unfinished things, if the next person thought they
were something that they would want to do, otherwise they could have
certain items priority lowered.

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