On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 21:10 +0200, Torsten Veller wrote:
> Chris Gianelloni         wolf31o2

While I thank you for the nomination for next year's Gentoo Council, I
have decided that I no longer wish to be associated with the Gentoo
Council or any other form of "management" or "leadership" within Gentoo.
It is simply too stressful being harassed constantly by our developer
pool.  I sincerely hope that whomever decides to run for Council this
year takes into account that of the original elected Council, two have
retired (both due to being tired of having the shit roll downhill to
them) from Gentoo completely, and three of the remaining aren't running
for re-election.

Being a Council member is the worst job in Gentoo.  Be sure you're ready
to be treated like complete shit from your fellow developers all the
while having your integrity questioned daily before accepting your
nominations.  I know that I wouldn't accept a position on the Gentoo
Council even if it was a paying job.

I've also come to realize that trying to give a single direction to
something like Gentoo is an extremely foolish endeavor.  The better
solution is smaller projects and tasks that have defined goals and can
actually be accomplished.  Any kind of general direction for the entire
distribution would either mean leaving out groups, or moving in a
direction that conflicts with the goals of our current groups.  Don't
get me wrong, the Council is definitely needed.  I just think their
focus should be on attainable and measurable goals, not lofty
dreamy-eyed goals with no real way to measure whether we're moving in
the right direction.

Rather than go into more and more what I think are major deficiencies in
what the Council can and can not do due to the ever-changing developer
pool, I think I'll just shut up now.  If anyone wants to discuss with me
any of this stuff, feel free to contact me.

> Say YES or NO.

How about a resounding NO, instead?

Chris Gianelloni
Release Engineering Strategic Lead
Alpha/AMD64/x86 Architecture Teams
Games Developer/Council Member/Foundation Trustee
Gentoo Foundation

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