Re: [hypermail] getting the hypermail project on its feet again

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 20:36:50 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <> (Daniel Stenberg) writes:

>>* Management

> Suggestion 3: we make the core group real. I want it stated officially on
> the web site and on the mailing list. I want the core group to get things
> done.

 This doesn't sound like enough to solve problems such as how to decide whether to end the code freeze that was imposed in 1999.  It would be nice if we could find someone who is willing and able to take on the role that ESR describes as "dictator" in Homesteading the Noosphere, but we can't seem to find any such person.  I hereby offer to take on some of the responsibilities of such a leader, including handling release management and handling code submissions from people who don't have write access to cvs (provided I can get cvs write access - is anyone other than Kent currently able to grant such access?) I would not try to provide much leadership on architecture/design issues, take much responsibility for adding new features, or handle many of the newbie questions.
 Does anyone have any opinions or advice about my doing this?  I'm an experienced programmer, but I'm not experienced at project management, so I'm unlikely to be a ideal leader.
 I can't guarantee that I will have time to do a good job - I'm involved in a startup which might end up taking all my time, but its financing is highly uncertain, and I would play a fairly minor role even if it does take off.  I've registered on sourceforge under the username oort, and would like to be at least added as a developer there.

Peter McCluskey          | Fed up with democracy's problems? Examine Futarchy: | or .ps
Received on Sun 21 Jan 2001 06:39:42 AM GMT

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