Posted on: 2007/4/20 13:22
Re: is it time for a lead project manager?
Please, tell me. Who is Who in XOOPS at this moment? Are we speaking against a wall? Lost in the fog?
Is not necessary an official communique really given the current situation?
who have the capacity of decision at this just moment?
Now, as much as I enjoy this banter, and since I won't be paid attention to anyway, I still want to say my peace about it. If you want to save some reading, the last 2 paragraphs are the important ones.
Xoops is presently under the control of one person, Skalpa. This being because he is the sole decision making person for the core programming, hence the direction of xoops.
The idea of a project manager is a great idea, unfortunately unfeasible, du to the reason stated above. Herko, was doing a mighty fine job as project manager. He had to step down since what he was saying in his capacities as project manager were then refuted by Skalpa, or modified, or whatever. Skalpa's vision was different than the then publicly visible XOOPS management position.
Understandably so, noone wishes to function in that environment, Herko had no say as to the direction of xoops(or informed in policy changes) and, rightfully so, stepped down.
Our unfortunate situation remains as a communication problem between the devs and the community. So be it.
Who honestly believes that nominating a person or committee will have an inkling of power in the decision process? We already had some people close to the projects heart and permitted some d*ckheads to cr*p on their house till they left.
If you want to do anything with the project, it is to start at the base. The Foundation is key, NOT the top of the pyramid. This top spot already being dominated by the lead dev. You want to be a part of the solutions, then start helping people out. Soon you'll get a good rep, then fuse with others doing the same thing and make a team of it. Then with time, and as your reputation increases, extend your influence to other aspects of the project.
Once 2.3 is out then it will be possible to increase the developer pool, hence increasing the dimensions of the project. Until it's out, this is Skalpa's baby, and daddy decides what the baby will be able to do and learn for now.
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