Re: Let's make Debian DPLess!?
On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:50:19AM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> perhaps we can just rename the role and tune it a bit in the constitution
> so that it stops being misleading towards the outside, and perhaps make
> more clear what the role entails towards the inside. Although naming it
> for what it is, might also make the position even less appealing than
> it is now, and less worthy of inclusion in ones CV and references. :)
> If the latter, more appropriate names that come to mind are f.ex.:
> - Debian Project Ambassador
> - Debian Finance Minister
While I generally agree with you, there's a problem: the position is a
largely thankless, massive amount of work that's contrary to what Debian is
about (code hacking and solving technical problems). Our kind of people
is strongly awerse to bureaucracy and management. Thus, a lofty glorious
title is a perk of the job, let's not make it even less unappealing.
Heck, we could go the other way, and extend the role of the DPL somewhat.
A possible idea: DPL decrees. The DPL could get the right to make any
decision available to a GR, as long as within 2*7*24 hours of the
announcement not a single person who'd be eligible to vote issues a veto.
That'd make matters like the recent oh-so-vital GR about constitution
furniture both not require an action from a good percentage of project
members, and, by being far more lightweight, allow doing more trivial,
obvious or uncontroversial fixes without the whole machinery of a GR.
Aborting a decree by just a single veto means there's no way they could
That's just one of many ways to make the DPL more useful in non-boring
matters and make the position more glorious without adding any actual powers
(as if you can pass a decree, you could have done it via GR).
. And flamewars. You can't claim Debian is not about flamewars...
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