[Ubuntu-US-CA] Asking For Opinion: Leadership Appointment Process

David Wondelry ~DarkwingDuck~ ubuntu at darkwingduck.org
Wed Mar 10 04:44:33 UTC 2010

On 03/09/2010 10:24 AM, David Wondelry ~DarkwingDuck~ wrote:
> On 03/09/2010 07:58 AM, David Wondelry ~DarkwingDuck~ wrote:
>> On 03/09/2010 12:44 AM, Jono Bacon wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I just want to clarify my original question as there was a little 
>>> confusion reported to me earlier: I am asking whether you feel that the 
>>> leadership process is required at all. If you feel the team would 
>>> benefit from having that process in place, vote with +1, if you feel 
>>> that the team is running just fine without it, vote -1.
>>> Sorry for any confusion. Thanks, all!
>>>      Jono
>> -1
>> For my reasons feel free to email me.
>> DW
> There have been a lot of questions about my vote. I figured that it
> would be more productive to reply with my reasons here.
> The issues in the group stem from a leadership style that Neal (Flannel)
> has. The issues have brought up a lot of controversy with the northern
> group. Grant (Grantbow) is one of the people that have brought the
> issues to light. It's a philosophy issue between how those in NorCal
> think and deal with problems vice those in SoCal.
> SoCal thinking has a way of saying "Problems will take care of
> themselves." The NorCal thinking is "Deal with the problem ASAP, fix it
> and move on." This is where you can break down the issue. My problem is
> that when/if a change of power takes place the issue of philosophy will
> not change. If someone from NorCal takes over then the issue still
> remains as those from SoCal will stir that we are spending too much time
> focused on the problems and not enough on what a LoCo should do.
> This is why I feel this course of action is like a very small band-aid
> to a larger problem. What should be done is a set of bylaws on how to
> deal with issues, leadership and how to conduct business. Changing
> leaders will not solve this issue.
> DW

I am pulling mt vote of -1 and voting 0. For the reasons stated above I
cannot vote +1 for the idea. However I cannot agree that nothing is
wrong with -1.

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