Xubuntu team direction

Pasi Lallinaho open at knome.fi
Sat Dec 5 13:51:36 UTC 2009

Steve Dodier wrote:
> I agree with Pasi that Xubuntu may benefit from a multiple leaders
> board. A single leader system too often, in my opinion, gave the
> impression that it was Cody against the others when Cody was
> disagreeing on something with the rest of the team, because it's hard
> to know if its the project lead or the developer who disagrees. Having
> a more equal system would probably help avoiding such bizarre situations.
> This being said, I'm willing to take absolutely no responsibilities of
> any sort. :) I have enough work with my school, so all the free time I
> put into FOSS will go to Shimmer projects (which yet match quite a few
> projects used in Xubuntu, so I may not be competely useless :p). This
> should not restrict me from babbling all over IRC and the mailing
> list, though.
As I'm the Shimmer Project leader, some of my time will go there as
well. Again, we work on such things that help Xubuntu go forward as
well, but somebody (Lionel :P) probably has to do more work to get the
stuff into Xubuntu.
> I'd personally love to see Cody, Pasi, Jim and Lionel (and Vincent?)
> as that leaders council. You guys are the guys who get the work done,
> and you all have a long experience with Xubuntu.
Well, referring to the current leaders table [1], I'm suggesting this
board could consists 6 people rather than the 4 (5) you suggested,
adding Charlie to the list. I'd really love to see his experience on the
council and even see him taking a bit bigger role and shouting out a bit
louder :)

What comes to Joszef, I really haven't seen him active since I joined as
the Marketing Lead, so I really can't recommend him to join as the
seventh member.
> I'd also like to say that new contributors or people who want to
> contribute should not bother too much about the leadership thing.
> Everyone is welcome in Xubuntu, and if you have feedback about what
> you feel held or slowed you down from contributing, or about how to
> make you feel more welcome in our little community, feel free to tell it.
Exactly. Wherever our council meetings will happen, anybody is free to
join and tell their opinions as well. The whole progress should be as
transparent as possible.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Leaders

Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode

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