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Re: [Debconf-team] debconf10 is _11th_ debian conference


On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 01:03:59AM -0400, Brian Gupta wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 3:09 AM, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl <
> tolimar@debian.org> wrote:


> I can't speak for always, but I can say that for almost the year leading up
> to approximately one or two weeks prior to DebConf, unbeknownst to most,
> including myself, there was no active DebConf press team lead. While there
> are certainly lessons to be learned here, this situation has, at least for
> now, been addressed.
> I do see DebConf press and Debian press teams as definitely a great starting
> point for collaboration. I'd even be willing to go as far as saying that as
> acting DebConf press team lead, I would be willing to relinquish that role
> to my Debian press counterpart, now that there is one, if everyone thought
> that was for the best. (How does the saying go? "Tag you're it!") :) In all
> seriousness, I do think that in instances were there are role overlaps
> between Debian and DebConf, we should take into consideration the feelings
> and wishes of the people doing the work, and privately reach out to them to
> see what they want, before arbitrarily pushing a new reporting structure on
> them. (Trust me we don't want to demotivate anyone, as the work is hard
> enough as it is, and we are short of workers).
> Alexander, I'd be willing to help you start capturing the information I've
> learned and I have been handed down, in my two years with the org. (mostly
> as a very junior member of the team). Maybe in a press-team wiki? Maybe you
> can add what you have learned and we can also work to document some of the
> pain points where we can strive for improvement.
> -Brian
> P.S. - I also want to apologize and take full responsibility for the 10th vs
> 11th error. I can't even claim ignorance of the facts, as I had been
> explained the issue ages ago, but for some reason when proofreading it
> didn't notice it, nor did the various other people on the mailing list and
> irc that reviewed it.


Please let me say to you that you're fantastic: this is f****ng collaboration!
Persons like you make Debian great.


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