[Server-devel] Handing off release manager duties to Tim Moody
anish at activitycentral.com
Fri Nov 29 01:52:44 EST 2013
This is great news!
On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:59 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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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