Does Debian need a Social Committee?
Posted Feb 8, 2007 9:14 UTC (Thu) by HalloBaum
Parent article: Does Debian need a Social Committee?
While Debain already *HAS* a history on handling social
issues it should realy be said that
Debian is a partnership of convinience.
The goal is - like on every such other project - clearly
defined an the responsibilities are clear. If you
focus on social liabilities you already have lost.
Why? It's like in a company. You have commited to
the above goals and responsibilities and you are working
with others because of these responsibilities, and not because
you like the people you are working with.
There is always someone you don't like.(And this might
even change over time)
You are not working because group dynamics but in spite of them.
So yes. There should be someone telling the borderline.
Not to settle a dispute, but to tell two parties, when they
are leaving their commitment out of sight. After this they
have to settle the dispute on their own and not in or around
the project. Otherwise Debian will get realy unproductive,
only handling social issues, losing it's goals.
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