leadership document (Lubuntu governance)

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Tue May 22 02:36:22 UTC 2012


It's good to see interest in software project governance, and people
taking it seriously.

On 05/20/2012 04:39 AM, Karl Anliot wrote:

>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/tempgovernance

Questions arising:

(1) How does this fit with existing Ubuntu governance structures?

(2) As I understand it, the advice and suggested templates at OSS Watch
(which you seem to have recommended) suggest using one of two governance
approaches, Benevolent Dictator and Meritocracy.  Your tempgovernance
document apparently proposes something else entirely.  Which other open
source software development projects currently use the form of
governance you are proposing?  Why do you think OSS Watch does not list
it as a suitable model for OSS project governance?

(2) Does Lubuntu really need its own unique governance structure to
override or add to the existing Ubuntu one which our team is operating
under?  If so, what leads you to that conclusion?

(3) What practical benefits would having an Lubuntu-specific governance
document and structure (such as your proposed one) provide for us --
specifically, how would it help us actually improve the Lubuntu

(4) How would adopting your document affect the way Lubuntu currently
operates?  What would change if the community chooses to ratify it?

(5) How does your suggested structure relate to Jared's questions posted
to the list a few days ago, about whether the subteams are actually
helpful to the Lubuntu team accomplishing its goal?



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