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It's time to stop thinking I would be able to keep working as Release
Manager in this climate, I hereby resign as Release Manager.
Debian release manager Luk Claes resigns
Posted Mar 18, 2010 4:29 UTC (Thu) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955)
Posted Mar 18, 2010 14:03 UTC (Thu) by ccurtis (guest, #49713)
This to me further demonstrates the problems I see in the business environments I've worked when technical people are "promoted" into management positions. Management isn't a promotion from a technical field, anymore than supervising a ditch digging effort is a promotion from a draftsman. They're orthogonal skill sets.
And however "management" has come to bee seen as "better" (ie: higher paying) than engineering I'll never understand. I think that attitude is in part what causes most of the corporate-evil-corruption activity we see today. The thieves who lie and cheat for their own personal gain can't fake being engineers, but almost any fool can become "management".
But don't misunderstand me: there are people with great management abilities. They've just tilted the game in such away that the shysters can abuse it.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 16:06 UTC (Tue) by Baylink (subscriber, #755)
Fred Brooks covered some possible solutions for this conundrum, as I recall, in T3M; perhaps Debian should be looking into those?
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