Re: Criteria for a successful DPL board
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:00:00 -0500, Kevin Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> 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.
Throwing more people at a problem does not always get more
done. Just read the Mythical man month. (Can throwing 1024 people
into DPLship get a thousand times more accomplished?)
Adding more people can lead to the dilution of responsibility,
and inaction since the board can't come to a decision, with lots more
debates and internal strife.
> Because the DPL can not do all that he/she wants by him/herself with
> the timeframe of an election cycle.
Is this a real problem? Has any ex-DPL actually stated that
they ran out of time?
Where are the calculations that go with a calculated risk?
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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