On 1/7/11 4:12 PM, David Nelson wrote:
To do that job, I would ask - for a period of 4 months, subsequently
renewable on condition of the SC's approval - for complete authority
and final veto on all content on the libreoffice.org website. I want
to be considered *the boss* of the libreoffice.org website, and my
decisions would only be overridden by a majority vote of SC members.
Anything short of that, my decision wins.
Hi David, I am totally against such a decision.
You have done a very good job for the progress of the web site, but I do
not think that anyone inside the project deserves the title of boss of a
TDF is a community project, and we must respect the community way of
doing things. Consensus is key for the progress of the project, and for
the progress of sub projects within the main project. Forced consensus,
even if backed by the SC, is not going to work.
This would give me the necessary authority to try some imaginative and
ambitious plans that I will put to Marketing.
You are invited and welcome to share your ambitious plans with the
community of volunteers interested in marketing TDF and LibreOffice. Any
marketing plan must be shared and agreed before being put into practice.
I would ask for the title of "Executive editor of the libreoffice.org
website". The only reason I have for asking for this title is that it
gives me a handle to use in relations with outside parties, such as
David, this is puzzling and worrying me at the same time. Why should you
talk to the press outside TDF communication activities, which are
coordinated by the SC and have already four official spokespersons? If
it is appropriate for you to talk with the press on behalf of TDF, we
will be more than happy to put you forward after having been media
trained (the entire SC has been media trained).
If you feel able to grant me this trust, you can be sure that I will
act responsibly and wisely, and that my sole aim will be to advance
and protect the interests of the LibreOffice project and community.
I am just one out of eight the SC members, but I will strongly
disapprove any decision in the direction requested by your message.
I believe in teamwork and community-building. I would be keen to
listen to and to learn from others, and to take the smartest decisions
possible. I would seek to leave behind a positive contribution.
David, so far, you have been a good community member, and you have done
a lot for the project. In my opinion, though, your request is not a
demonstration of respect for teamwork and community building. Even if we
are used to work in a corporate environment, we must accept that the
community environment is a different one, and even if we hate lengthy
discussions we need to cope with them using different weapons from
traditional corporate hierarchy.
You have already got something unusual, i.e. a few days of extraordinary
empowerment - and I am sure that you have used them to the advantage of
the project - but this, in my opinion, does not qualify for another
request of the same kind, and for a longer span of time.
So said, I am keen to listen to the opinion of the other members of the
SC. Ciao, Italo
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