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Re: [trinity-devel] proposal to change project leader

From: wofgdkncxojef@...
Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 01:29:39 +0200

On Sunday 27 May 2018 00:36:55 Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sat May 26 2018 14:54:08 wofgdkncxojef@... wrote:
> > Simple question. Who's in charge here?
>
> Who is in charge of FLOSS?
>
> What question do you want a person in charge to decide for you?
>
> * Primum non nocere.
> * If it ain't broke don't fix it.
> * Pečení holubi nelítají do huby.
>
> Why not fix a few bugs to learn how the process works?
>
> --Mike

Your logic is flawed.
What you have in mind are small one man projects.
Big projects need a leader or they fail.

A successful example is the Linux kernel with Linus torvalds.
An unsuccessful example is freebsd and their ban on hugs.

An example of failure in trinity, is the issue of renaming.
No one is seeing long term consequences (distros don't like it),
just the short term (just shove it in opt). 

The leader, should be above the crowd. Set long term goals.
Take final decisions. See the whole picture of the project.
Properly manage people and politics. Deal with other projects. etc....

Leadership matters.
Strange group dynamics are involved.
In short, the bigger the group, the stupider it gets.