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Re: Question regarding Raphael's platform

* Bdale Garbee (bdale@gag.com) wrote :
> thom@debian.org (Thom May) writes:
> > 1) What resources do you feel that debian could provide to its developers to
> > allow them to work more productively on their packages and other debian
> > specific work?
> Ben Collins makes a good point about the value of trying to make it easier 
> for each developer to have an "at-a-glance" view of the status of their work 
> for the project. 
> There's an implication in your question that I'm not comfortable with, though.
> I don't want to pounce on you personally Thom for what may just have been a 
> quick choice of words, but let me use this as an excuse to make a point that
> I think is important.
> When you say "that debian could provide to its developers", there is an 
> implication that Debian is somehow something different than its developers.  

No. There is, or at least I hope there is, the implication that Debian,as an
organisation, should be _more_ than the sum of its parts. 
As such, the DPL should be able to bring Debian's resources (developers,
machines etc) to bear on providing resources that would improve productivity
and provide for better mechanisms for groups to work together.
That was what I intended the question to be. 
Yes, we are all in this together, but good leadership and a provision of
direction can allow an organisation to be something other than "no more and
no less than what we have managed to build." 
That was where the question was coming from. 

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