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Re: Questions for all candidates

On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 03:06:13PM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:56:19AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
>  > I will add that, since the Release Manager is a delegate of the DPL, one
>  > of the first things I'd be doing in office would be asking the RM, "so,
>  > what's the lay of the land?"
>  Why don't you ask right now?  (I'm serious)
>  I mean, what's the difference about asking as a developer and asking as
>  the DPL?  It's not as if asking as the DPL will make the answer be
>  different, is it?

An individual developer cannot dismiss the Release Manager (or any other
delegate) from his or her position.  The DPL does have that power.
Given that, yes -- a delegate may give a different answer to the DPL
than he or she might give to a random developer who can be easily
disregarded as a nag of no consequence.

I'll leave it up to the current Release Manager to take the initiative
and post a status report before the next DPL begins his term.  For all I
know, Bdale and Anthony have something on the cooker right now --
perhaps a joint "bits from the DPL and RM" document, or perhaps Bdale
simply knows something I don't.  I'm not interested in intruding on the
current DPL's prerogatives -- that would promote strife, and I don't
seek that.

But if the RM wants to interpret this message as an indication that his
thoughts on the length of the release cycle would be welcome, he
wouldn't be far off.  :)

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |         De minimis non curat lex.
branden@debian.org                 |
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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