Posted on: 2007/10/25 17:08
Re: Proposal: Towards A Sustainable Open Source Project
In case of Linux the core developer is still the project leader, and they are pretty successful last time I checked , so I guess it's not the end of the world if the Core Development Leader is also a Project Leader.
Let's look at the history of XOOPS - we had recently Skalpa as Development Leader, and Herko as the Project Leader, but I don't think that we can report great successes from that time, do we? As a matter of fact, wasn't that the time when you decided to leave XOOPS and started your own fork of XOOPS? So we had the structure that you want, but it didn't make you happy, right? So why do you think, it would work this time?
linux is an o/s not a cms, it's whole structure is different because of that.
herko may have been project leader, but skalpa still called the shots!!
project leader should NOT be the core dev leader. conflict of interest anybody?
why won't it work? lol is it working so far? no. if it was then things would be organised by now, but now we have another proposal that is a different proposal yet again to what proposal we had 2 months ago. are we gonna just keep seeing proposal after proposal?
core dev team has a lot on, their skills are in coding, let some other poor soul be project leader to organise the community etc so that the devs don't have to worry about all this crap.
but do it on meritocracy, not on what everybody thinks about the person because they are pals or enemies.
John has some good ideas, i don't agree with them all, and sorry john, i wouldn't vote for you, i respect you, but on past goings, i don't think you qualify as being reliable & the right man for the job (no disrespect intended). Your skills are best served developing and supporting in my opinion, you're a coder and a #OOPS# good coder at that, why waste that talent?