* Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006-03-07 20:09:11]: > > When important teams seem to be disfunctional or have a hard time to > > find a structure that scales into the future I would however use my > > powers of delegation to restructure the team from the outside. I would > > only do that after I worked with the team to help it overcome it's > > issues itself, however. > > If you were DPL right now, which teams would you consider making formal > delegates regardless of their wishes? It would depend on weather I had good additional people that could make (in my oppinion) a difference in team dynamics and performance. Important teams I would watch in order of priority: - Stable security There was a security blackout during the summer of 2005, with repercussions in the press and public oppinion, hurting the project. Since then Moritz was added as a full member to the stable security team. Should the transition to common tracking tools, a devision between embargoed/unembargoed (vs stable/testing) and a more transparent and open work environment continue as it seems to present I dont see any need for any outside intervention. Given the high profile of Debian's security work I will follow the unfolding development closely, though. - Keyring Mainainance The only person working on this is very busy. More redundancy and a more user-driven attitude could help a lot. I have been talking to the keyring maintainer on several occasions last year but we have not yet found a way or a candiate to help. Ideas? Nominations? - Debian-System-Administrators The working climate in the team is lacking and communication internally and externaly can be improved. Some members are extremly busy. I would like the team to become able to add new manpower itself. I talked with three of the four admins on the phone numerous times during last term and would like to see change happening from the inside, first. Lacking that I would not wait much longer before intervening from the outside. I am certain that my election as DPL would help in that regard, as I was told before that since I was not DPL myself, I had no authority and could not help. - FTP-Masters Transparency has improved and new people have been added. FTP-Masters have problems interacting with some other high profile, active developers, though. - Press Debian could do with an active, outgoing press department. I look for people with an outgoing personality, time, excellent english and experience with press. Packaging skills are less important. I would like local sub-departments with tight coordination with the "headquarter". Just very recently Alexander Schmehl was added to email@example.com. That is a good step forward and we will follow closely, as with the security team.
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