On 05/25/2010 03:12 PM, Martin Schlander wrote:
Tirsdag den 25. maj 2010 14:43:56 skrev Henne Vogelsang:
On 05/23/2010 09:17 AM, Martin Schlander wrote:
I don't see how leadership could come from outside Novell - or at least it would be futile to try to lead the distribution in any direction that is not carefully aligned with Novell interests and man power.
This is our project, this is open source: leadership comes from the people who do stuff. If Novell wants to push the distribution/project into some direction it will. INSIDE this project! By discussing it and doing the work afterwards. Like it does already since quite some time. If you or anyone else wants to push the distribution/project into some other direction you do the same. There is no sanctioning needed from Novell for doing anything in this project. Hence leadership can come from everywhere INSIDE this project, you just have to take it :)
No. You're wrong ;-)
Having people working against each other, and pulling in completely opposite and random directions and then see who pulls the strongest in the end is fail, and will probably get us just about nowhere - or at least on a zigzag course.
Right. Thats why people talk and work with each other to come to a solution. Thats why people step up and take leadership in certain areas by pushing them forward. Thats why people candidate for the openSUSE Election or Membership Officials. Thats why people run for a seat in the openSUSE Board. Thats why we have a project. This project has nothing to do with Novell leading (mandating) anything.
"go and do great things" or "create the world's most usable linux" is not operational
We need clear, operational and _common_ long term goals and a clear target audience, to guide decision making and priorities. But of course there should be some room to maneuver inside these goals.
Thats why the openSUSE Strategy team is doing this. And because Novell is interested in such a strategy "it" (Michl, AJ, Pavol, Kurt, Jan) participates in this effort. Do you see my point?