On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 06:58:14PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote: > Questions for all candidates: > > If elected, you will be the ninth Project Leader in Debian's history. Of > the preceding eight DPLs, which one do you admire most as a leader and why? Well, I don't know much about the four first ones, the first one I really saw in action being Ben Collins. Given that, I most admire Martin Michlmayr. As a leader, Martin has promoted an amazing number of organizational changes in Debian, but something I especially admire is that Martin managed to keep the Debian climate sane by always providing kind answers to enquiries so people knew problems were worked and not ignored. I certainly have a lot of admiration for the first leaders that founded Debian, devised the constitution, set up the infrastructure, etc. We are obviously in debt of them for creating Debian as we know it. But I did not see them in action, so they cannot be a role model for me. > Candidate platforms always tend to focus on what's wrong with the project; > this is somewhat natural, since if you don't believe anything's wrong, > you're not likely to go to the trouble. My question is: what will you do > to inspire your fellow developers to greatness in the year to come? I will work for integrating more projects inside Debian, induce more developers to work on distributions-wide tasks and provide resources to them, reduce artificial barrier from contributing, e.g. by setting contact point where developers are not shy of applying. I will ensure all the Debian-specific projects, whoses make Debian a unique distribution, are actively maintained and developped. In the past projects have tended to be developped serially instead of in parallel, some project having momentum while some others go unmaintained. Having all Debian-specific projects actively developed would allow Debian to reach new heights. Working in parallel best fit Debian developement process, that is why we can support more than 15000 packages. We need to use that to our advantage by splitting tasks between people with different set of skills. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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