I went thru several opinions in this list on your proposal and I feel
myself not confortable with it. Much have been said, which I agree, and
your proposal has its value and merit, but it bears a risk and a way to
work with communitites that does not comply with our experiences.
The main risk IMO is to open a precedent (= if you do once, you do for
ever and ever). We will have to rule that your case is a special case
and even it we all swear not to repeat in the future, we will be
confronted to recall the "2011 TDF Website Vs Steering Committee" case.
Also, and I am talking as manager to a peer manager, such decision does
not comply on the way we run communities, and an empowererd individual
is always a risk to be mitigated and managed. I have a couple of
experiences on empowered community people that went out of control and I
am not willing to repeat.
I believe there is a huge opportunity for everyone of us to prove
excellency in all activities of TDF and yours is second to nobody.
Em 07-01-2011 13:12, David Nelson escreveu:
Hi guys, :-)
I would like to make a proposal. I consider that the libreoffice.org
website is a resource that can be of strategic importance to TDF and
the community. I have a bunch of ideas for further developing it and
using it to further the project's aims and interests.
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.
This would give me the necessary authority to try some imaginative and
ambitious plans that I will put to Marketing.
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
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 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.
Your decision would be sealed by an official vote at the next SC meeting.
What do you say, guys? ;-) Can we try this experiment and see what it produces?
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