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Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality contr

From: Helge Hess
Subject: Re: GNUstep roadmap (was Re: [Suggestion] GNUstep-test for quality control)
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 22:14:27 +0200

On 23.10.2003, at 04:18, Alex Perez wrote:
Would you care to elaborate that?

I mean, you are the "project leader" of GNUstep and YOU DON'T CARE and
do not have any aspirations, but just hope it won't become obsolete?
Project leaders need to lead. With all due respect, I respect your years of service to the GNUstep community but feel that maybe we need some new blood, if, as you put it, you really "don't much care which way it goes." We need a leader. We need someone to give this project some direction. You may have done that at some point before I was around, and while you are a valuable contributor to the project, I hereby question your ability to lead this project with that kind of mentality.

Well, I do not in general disagree.

But you should think about the "leaders need to lead". It just doesn't work that way in community driven OpenSource projects. You can't assign work to someone, someone *takes* work himself. And if there is no one who wants to QA and upload BSD patches, well, then you don't get them.

In any case I would suggest that if a new lead is *really* choosen, it should be someone who is a major committer in GS.

I'm *extremely* disappointed on what is going on in the #gnustep IRC channel and I'm especially extremely disappointed that the people over in IRC do not bring up the plain issues they have here in the list. Personally I have the strong feeling that the GNUstep project should be split into two separate projects - one driven by #gnustep IRC and one driven by the "traditional" GNUstep developers (Richard, Adam, Nicola, ...).


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