What is the makeup of the server team?

Michael Hipp Michael at Hipp.com
Wed Aug 27 14:58:50 UTC 2008

I know nothing about the makeup or organization of the server team (or any of 
Ubuntu for that matter).

Laying awake last night retracing my unfortunate flame war with Soren, I began 
to ponder root causes. And I came up with an answer. Even though it may be wrong.

So I'm hoping to gain some information and understanding by asking an odd 

What's the makeup of the Ubuntu server team? More specifically, does it 
include influential representation from people (sorta like me) who are 
attempting to scrape out a living deploying Ubuntu on bottom-of-the-barrel 
lowest low-end hardware, installing those machines in deplorable conditions, 
and with nothing remotely resembling an I/T infrastructure (facilities or 
people) to support the server?

The above isn't intended to form the basis of an accusation or complaint. I 
just sense a big difficult-to-cross gulf between folks who, for example, have 
the ability to remotely manipulate a server that isn't even running versus 
those of us out here in the hillbilly backwater who think that a high end 
server is one with a CD-ROM drive. (I can elaborate but am trying to avoid 

Can someone give me a thumbnail of the makeup and organization of the server team?

Michael Hipp
"After you cross the creek, turn at the first gate, drive past the hay barn 
and park under the big sweetgum tree. Your server will be ready as soon as 
I've fixed the downed fences over in the northwest corner."

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