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

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sun May 16 11:13:11 EDT 2010

Hi Folks,

While Aleksey's idea may seem great in theory, in practice it is problematical.  The person who volunteers and is chosen to be the new Development Team Lead needs to be, first of all a team player with proven leadership ability who can, and will, commit their time to following the direction set by our elected Sugar Labs Oversight Board.  

Of equal importance is that it be a person who has the time and energy to devote to an enormous task like this.  It could be that the person elected has no unique ideas of their own.  That really doesn't matter.  We have a group of very creative people for them to work with and our elected SLOBS team to guide their direction.  

Changing this as, Aleksey suggests, could be a very divisive move that could splinter SugarLabs into several rival factions. Let's not go down that road.

> Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 10:11:40 +0000
> From: alsroot at member.fsf.org
> To: cjb at laptop.org
> CC: iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org; sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Announcing the Development Team Lead	election
> 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_05ksey
> 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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> -- 
> Aleksey
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