Re: question for all candidates
Andreas Schuldei <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Matthew Garrett <email@example.com> [2006-03-10 15:58:15]:
>> Ok. Based on what we've discussed on IRC, you'll admit that Andreas
>> attempted to get at least one person to agree to take responsibility for
>> elmo's role as lead ftp-master without consulting elmo first? I think
>> the difference is largely semantic, but, well.
> Part of the effords to determine what option there were I asked
> Anthony Towns if he could take the lead in the ftp-master team.
> The intention was not to remove James from the team and loose his
> expertise but to unload him. That is what I said in the same irc
> conversation, too, but you fail to quote that.
I didn't claim that there was an attempt to remove James from the team.
I claimed that there was an attempt to remove responsibilities from him
without asking him beforehand.
> You are malicious on purpose, even. For example you quote the
> very first ad-hoc draft, not the reworded one, which you said was
> quite good. Why?
Because it's the one I have the text of, and because they're
> You are on a witch hunt. Stop it. I am not evil.
Oh, I don't believe you're evil (despite you joking about wanting to
have me physically beaten because you didn't like an email I sent). I
just believe that having you as DPL would be a bad thing.
> The only thing you manage to do is to demonstrate that I have
> been very active during the year, talked to a lot of people,
> looked at all conceivable options and discussed them with people
> even outside the DPL team. Long before you and me talked on irc I
> had several phone conversations with James and Joey to learn more
> about the situation first hand. Have you done that, too?
No, but I did spend a great deal of time trying to talk you out of
things I thought were harmful and trying to convince people not to quit
the project because of things you were proposing to do. I acknowledge
that you've spent a great deal of time and effort on Debian in the past
(How many of last year's DPL team are willing to serve again with you as
Matthew Garrett | firstname.lastname@example.org