Re: GNOME leadership [was Re: So what do people *except* me want from the foundation?]


2009/6/8 Luis Villa <luis tieguy org>:
> 2009/6/5 Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com>:
>> At any rate, I agree completely that we need some strong leaders to develop in GNOME. But the Foundation is not the place for it. I think the right question is 'why have leaders not come from other sources? what can the Foundation do, if anything, to help other leaders emerge and get the support they need to do their work?' I have no easy answers to either of these, though.
> Or to put it more bluntly, now that I think of it: why don't we have a
> BDFL? Why have we chewed up and spit out all the potential candidates
> for the title?

Another important question is: leader of what? BDFL of what? I
honestly don't see how only one leader could alone set the direction
for desktop, platform, mobile, web, marketing, release management,
etc. We're just too big today. I've commented before[1] that we should
definitely consider having more clear/official leadership on specific
domains of the project.



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