Le lundi 22 mars 2021 à 19:30:35+0200, Jonathan Carter a écrit : > On 2021/03/19 21:01, Pierre-Elliott Bécue wrote: > > The idea was discussed two years ago. Sam chose a range of people to > > help him with delegations. > > It's come up a few times in past platforms and discussions on -vote too! > > > Being a DPL is a high-energy thing even when one doesn't try to "lead" > > the project /per se/. > > > > Do you think the Project should consider the opportunity of trying to > > establish more clearly a role of "DPL advisors" who would be identified > > as helpers for the DPL and additional entry points for the > > developers/external people should the need arise? > > Perhaps a lesser known fact, but the current DPL has access to a channel > where they can contact previous DPLs for some quick advice. I've found > that quite useful in situations where I needed some quick feedback. Now you made me curious. :> > For the rest, I think delegations work great. I think in general, when > DPLs do their job right, then future DPL terms will get gradually > easier. I certainly stand on the shoulders of giants and I've definitely > appreciated some of the earlier work done. Teams like the Trademark Team > and the Community Team catches many mails and issues that the DPL > would've usually had to respond to. My strategy would probably be to > bolster the existing delegation framework instead of setting up a > committee. I'm not completely against a committee per sé either, but I > also think that a single person who can make quick decisions when > necessary works quite well. I would not think to a Committee/Advisory board as something which should prevent the DPL from taking quick decisions but rather a bunch of people the DPL trusts to either give them some tasks to accomplish or be an entry point. That being said, I acknowledge your point that a DPL coming after people having already simmplified the procedures will cope in a better way anyway! > One area where I've felt that it falls short is that it's not fun when I > got busy or would take a holiday. It would be nice if we usually had a > vice-DPL of sorts that could be a backup and could take care of things > when the DPL can't (for whatever reasons). That's something I'd like to > consider if running for another term. I wonder in that case if such a person sould be either: 1. Nominated by the DPL 2. Co-elected (ie voting for a couple of people) 3. Elected separately on the same time frame (but that could lead to issues if the DPL and vice-DPL fail to get along together) Thanks for your reply! -- Pierre-Elliott Bécue GPG: 9AE0 4D98 6400 E3B6 7528 F493 0D44 2664 1949 74E2 It's far easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Description: PGP signature