Discussion of the LoCo Teams at UDU

Alex Combas alex.combas at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 19:11:32 UTC 2005

On 4/29/05, Ryan Thiessen <ryan at ryanthiessen.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Apr 2005, Andrew VanSpronsen wrote:
> > Although there Team Leader has been replaced with Team Contact I have heard
> > convincingly, from a number of our members, that their is a need for
> > leadership on this team. To help draw on a line in the sand for where I
> > stand my intention would be to continue to have the Team Contact assume some
> > responsibility for leadership, direction setting, etc.
> >
> > Outside of the team contact I see a coupler of roles available. A secondary
> > contact as Alex has described below. I also see a need for "project
> > managers" people who will drive individual initiatives. Others
> > roles/positions could be put forward to discuss as well.
> It was my impression after reading that, that we could have any team
> structure we wanted.  Ubuntu just wants us to designate an official
> contact person, and we can have whatever structure we want.  So, let's
> have a team coordinator who will have a leadership role and be the contact
> person for Ubuntu LoCo.  Since the LoCo principles are still in flux I'd
> say we should start with 6 months and refer to the person as interim, and
> try to figure out a smoother way to do this next time.
> Keep the dates on the wiki intact, I think.

I think we might be missing the boat here, Ubuntu-Canonical changed the pattern
of the LoCo group because "leadership" was the problem. So if we
reimplement it our own way we'll basically go back to square one.

But lets talk... What do you want a leader for? Sure its reasureing,
but what I think Canonical is really after is a loosly organized group
of friends and computers hobbiests who work together and promote
ubuntu and help new users.. Does that really require active
leadership? We are planning to do a bit more than that because we are
an enterprising group of fellows, but we should do so in the
strictures of Canonicals suggestion, at least thats my opinion.
And now I am really really late! haha
Alex Combas | alex.combas at gmail.com | irc:sabmoc

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