[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Announcing the Development Team Lead election

Aleksey Lim alsroot at member.fsf.org
Sun May 16 06:11:40 EDT 2010

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 12:48:38PM -0400, Chris Ball wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Tomeu's stepping down as the Development Team Lead¹, and we'd like to
> elect a replacement.  This is an important position -- the team lead
> is responsible for setting clear goals for the team, being a
> responsive upstream for work we receive from the community, appointing
> a release manager for the next (0.90) release and helping to define
> its scope, and holding regular Development Team meetings on IRC,
> including coordination with the Design and Deployment Teams on new
> features.  There are more details on the role and the team here:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Development_Team
> The position is open to anyone; if you're interested in nominating
> yourself, just add your name and platform to:
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Development_Team/Team_Lead_Candidates_2010_05

What about not choosing between candidates but about choosing between
plans how sugar will grow for next release cycle (6 months).

Every plan could have:

* background, i.e. strategic direction, plan for several release cycles
* particular steps
* should have a coordinator
* ...

We can have several proposed plans (wiki pages). Every, interested in
sugar, contributor can take part in improving of some one. 

Possible benefits for plans in comparing with candidates:

* particular steps are required and discussed before election
  some ideas could be really perpendicular to current scheme
* particular steps is a good possibility to judge final success/fail
  at the end of release cycle
* plan coordinator (in old terms, team lead) should not be an author of
  particular plan, he just need to share the same vision and have a time
  to coordinate efforts
* it is a good chance to involve sugar community to core processes
  team lead is too blurred (it is not known, at least for everyone, what
  particular steps are for this release and for next ones) and too
  cement at the same time (if you are disagree with team lead, you all
  time know "you disagree with Team Lead")

> The platform -- and the election as a whole -- is an opportunity to
> express your view on development directions that Sugar should take.
> The nomination period will be open for seven days, closing at 00:00
> UTC on May 22nd.  Then the election will run for ten days, starting
> at 00:00 UTC on May 22nd and finishing at 00:00 UTC on June 1st.
> All Sugar Labs members are eligible to vote, and will receive a token
> for doing so by e-mail.  I've volunteered to run the election.
> Finally, many thanks to Tomeu Vizoso and Simon Schampijer for their
> great work as the Development Team Lead and Release Manager!
> - Chris.
> ¹:  http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2010-May/023825.html
> -- 
> Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>
> One Laptop Per Chil
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