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Re: Reflections about the questions for the candidates

On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 09:49:29AM +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Hello Enrico,
> > But there's more than that.  In the last year as part of the DPL Team,
> > people have been criticising the last year for the lack of reports.  But
> > I don't remember a single one sending in a mail like "Dear DPL[-Team],
> > what happened last week?".
> >
> > It would have been a pleasure to answer such a question with something
> > like "Hi, thanks for asking.  It was mainly reasoning about the Security
> > Team, plus approving expenditure of $300 for flying person X to
> > conference Y".
> If that would have been a pleasure, I'm wondering why your team did not do
> that.
> I've sent just a couple of mails to leader in the past term, less than a
> handfull. Of those, I have received exactly zero replies from the DPL, you
> or the rest of the team.
> Here are some suggestions for possible answers:
> - Thanks for your mail, we're already doing this-and-that to address the
> problem;
> - Thanks for the input, but I disagree for this reason;
> - Good to hear from you, but unfortunately this is currently not a priority;
> - I'll consider that the next time such an issue comes along.

Yes, one of those (or another) answer should've been returned, I'm sorry
for that.

> I find it very strange that the DPL(team) explicitly calls for all input,
> then ignores that input, and then complains on -vote that they did not get
> enough opportunity to tell what they were doing.

Well, I for myself can say that this input was not ignored. I re-read
your mail (I can only find one in my mailbox), and the issues you raised
were a real concern for us. Your mail helped in getting clearer ideas
how the current situation was, and as such influenced the direction a

I do note that your mail was raising an issue, and calling for some
action, rather than asking a question. Which still means it should've
gotten an answer, instead of silence -- although I did talk with you
privately multiple times about the issue since. Anyway, unless you want
to followup relevant for -vote, I suggest we'll continue this discussion
privately over a beer or something.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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