On 31.05.2011 15:01, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
On Tuesday 31 May 2011 14:55:10 Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
Other than that we should follow the proven guideline of "those who do the work decide", and let actions speak. I don't see the need to make things more complicated here.
Well, you know my thoughts on that now - the "those who do the work decide" rule works fine for 40-year-old-white-German-males.
How come that "those who do, decide" is a crucial rule for the whole FOSS community then? Where 40-year-old-white-German-males are a rather small group in the demography.
It's a huge barrier for anyone who doesn't regularly go to meetings & talks to openSUSE people, learning 'how things work'.
So you think that you should be able to participate in a group without any effort to get to know the group? This thinking is really starting to worry me. Essentially this will make openSUSE a committee driven, rules and regulations spitting, well structured hierarchy. It'll make openSUSE go corporate, a project that is "managed".
I simply don't see how this will further our community nor do I think this will ever succeed in reaching the goals we agreed upon in the guiding principles. For some time now we're moving into this direction and it turns off people that are willing to contribute by "just doing things". You "sacrifice" those people for the potential contributions of "Aunt Tillie" who doesn't want to spend more then an hour a week for the project. This is wrong and leads nowhere.