Re: [all candidates] Work balance and traveling
On 2013-03-12 20:31, Arno Töll wrote:
Moray mostly answered my question already, but if he wants to extend
he's surely invited to elaborate. [...]
So I wonder, will you step back from
maintainer/team activities during your term?
For anyone reading who didn't yet memorise my platform, I wrote there:
"How would I have time to be DPL?
- On previous occasions I'd ruled out running for lack of time, but I
am more flexible currently – and I might not have such flexibility any
more in another couple of years, so am running now.
- I currently spend a large amount of time on DebConf, and would reduce
this, while drawing on the experience I have gained there.
- I am self-employed, so can be confident that my employer will be
flexible when required."
Of course, as DPL I would continue to interact with the DebConf team,
press/publicity teams, etc., but in a different way from currently.
The great majority of my packages are already team maintained.
Moreover, I wonder how much time you intend to spend for
conference/summit work, where zack once again did an impressive job
represent Debian in talks, press and presentations.
And for this point, I wrote:
"I would be willing, and available, to attend events and to give talks
on behalf of Debian. But I don't think that this kind of role of
representing Debian should be limited to the DPL, or to people in
high-profile technical roles. Where Debian money is used to fund travel
purely to give talks, the priority should be to send a good speaker who
will present Debian well, taking into account travel costs for possible
candidates. Where good speakers feel that they lack an appropriate
Debian position from which to represent Debian and gain speaker slots at
conferences (including because they previously held such a position but
have retired), I would be happy to give them some appropriate title by a
I would expect to do a fair amount of travelling as DPL, but I would
try to focus this on the events where it is most useful for the DPL in
particular to be present. And I currently travel internationally
frequently for work, so if that continues I would hope to add some
Debian activities onto those trips.