Re: Questions to the candidates
On 2/26/07, MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Gustavo Franco <email@example.com> wrote: [...]
> - Sense of participation
> There is no community without a group of individuals participating and
> a better community is one where these individuals feel that they're
> part of the group.
> - Hard work
> There is no doubt that hard work can be done to intentionally make a
> community worse, but hard work usually makes a community better.
> - Good results
> Good results are interesting for the atmosphere, to bring more people
> in the community and stuff like that.
> - Hear Feedback
> That's good when those who aren't direct involved in the community
> feel that they're part, share this sense of participation with them
> listening their feedback makes a better community.
> The dunc-tank initiative give us the opportunity to exercise the four
> things i outlined above. [...]
Perhaps opportunity, but did it happen?
Yes, it happened, as bad things happened too.
- Sense of participation - many DDs chose to reduce their participation
because they felt unvalued, some publicly, some quietly;
Many discussed, others simple get more involved as shown below. I'm
not denying the fact that we lost some valuable contributions though.
- Hard work - the reduced participation made more work hard work IMO;
Some worked harder to find and solve RC bugs.
- Good results - did we release? Were any proper measurements taken?
Not yet, but i can't blame one of the most responsive key teams in the
project, as i can't blame the ones that decided to work harder on QA.
- Hear feedback - and then ignore lots of it and take the process
effectively 'out of reach' of the project
I don't think the feedback was ignored, but yes it was moved 'out of reach'.
So, how are we better than we were before dunc-tank?
We're now closer to release Etch, we've for sure a better Etch (due
both dunc and dunc bank) and we're not anymore during the hard times
of a flamewar, are we? :-)
Thanks for your questions.