[Server-devel] Handing off release manager duties to Tim Moody

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Nov 28 16:29:03 EST 2013

My guess is that you are talking about XSCE.  ;-)

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:08:29PM -0600, David Farning wrote:
> As everyone in the project knows, George Hunt has been serving as
> release manager for the last 5 releases. He has spent most of the last
> year working on the some time boring foundation tasks rather than
> scratching his own personal itches of low power hardware. As such, I
> would like to suggest that we give George a break and ask Tim to step
> in as Release manager.
> 1. George has been spending a lot of time and effort on sometimes
> boring foundatiol aspects of the projects. He is due for a reprieve
> to scratch his own itches.
> 2. Last January when we met, I was impressed by George's ability to
> say, "Slow down, I don't get it" rather than let someone push a
> half-baked idea past him. This is surprising rare in open source. Now,
> much of that vetting of ideas happens in the code reviews before
> merging. There is less need for the release manager to hold the role
> of bad cop.
> 3. Tim brings a lifetime of experience to the project which he can
> effectively share as release manager. We don't need to reinvent any
> wheels, but some process can be tweaked.
> 4. Term limits on releases managers is a good way of avoiding
> territorial disputes within the project.
> 5. Finally, I would like to be confident that the release manager is
> not employed by Activity Central. We need to prove that AC
> supports the project but does not control it.
> I apologize for violating my own rule about avoiding private
> communications :( I pinged both George and Tim off list to verify they
> were happy with the idea before suggesting it in public.
> -- 
> David Farning
> Activity Central: http://www.activitycentral.com
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