Re: Questions for the candidate

Simple bit first:

On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 09:06:33PM -0500 or thereabouts, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> So the bi-weekly meetings become a meeting to discuss execution issues
> of the foundation, what is typically referred as tactical
> decision-making, not strategic decision making.  They are blended
> together in these meetings. 

What is the difference between tactical and strategic decision-making?
Examples would be good. Because I honestly have no idea. It's not a
distinction I have met. 

And now, the more annoyed bit:

> Like Daniel likes to point out, I do not attend every meeting, because
> unlike other volunteers on the board I have a much more packed agenda
> and I it is very hard to reconcile it.  Unlike others, I am not a
> full-time hacker, am also an executive and a manager and my day job
> requires me to work on those.

I don't think you meant it that way, but I really resent that. If
your day is so busy that you can't find an hour every two weeks,
then I do question whether you should be on the board, yes; and 
whether you are an executive and manager seems to me irrelevant.

And I don't like the comparison you are making about "unlike other 
volunteers on the board". They may not be executives and managers,
but are all the rest of them unemployed, without deadlines, and so 
on? Even if they were unemployed, it still doesn't mean they don't
have commitments. You don't necessarily know what priorities other 
people have or what they are quietly rearranging in order to attend 

It's entirely up to you how you resolve a clash of Gnome/something
else meetings. But to think that you are the only one who has such
conflicts in their schedule is not accurate. 


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]