Re: Proposal: Recall the Project Leader
martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Martin Schulze <email@example.com> [2006.09.23.2110 +0200]:
> > It's not about a timely release, it's about Debian directly or
> > indirectly paying *some* developers for the work they signed up
> > to.
> No, it's about a timely release and enabling two people of core
> importance to dedicate even more of their time, using limited funds
> in a well-defined manner. It's about an experiment to see whether
> it has the potential break our track record of continuously missing
> our deadlines.
> And quite obviously, there's a lot of personal, emotional stuff
> involved on the side of the opponents. Are you jealous that you're
> not getting any money this time? Are you fearing that you may never
> get any money?
I'm not jealous. I'm totally disappointed. I'll have to reorder the
priorities in my life. I'm sure I get money if I want to. I just
have to drop some Debian work to be able to work on other issues -
which I have often declined in the past.
This thing shows me that releasing is important and that what I've
done is not. Fine. Then I shall not do it anymore, I guess.
> In your "essay" you ask: "Why should those, who have to make money
> in other areas in order to live at all, continue to work
> voluntarily?" -- I've tried to answer that in my recent blog post:
> because they believe in the project they're working on, and they're
> ready to look forward with everyone else, not peek sideways to see
> what the others are doing or whether they're better off.
I have some problems believing in the project...
I now also see it drowning.
In the past I have always tried to demonstrate stability and
confidence in Debian and I know that my steady work has been a reason
for some developers not to take a leave. I can't do that anymore.
Given enough thrust pigs will fly, but it's not necessarily a good idea.