Re: Why do you think you are a good candidate for DPL
Lucas Nussbaum <lucas <at> debian.org>
2013-03-10 21:56:29 GMT
On 10/03/13 at 13:40 +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> Why do you think you are a good candidate for the next DPL term?
Eh, that's a difficult question. Also, I suspect you mean "be a good
DPL" and not "be a good candidate", right? Anyway, I will answer about
"be a good DPL".
That's a difficult question because the role of the DPL is rather
complex, and actually quite loosely defined (i.e. mainly defined by how
past DPLs behaved -- the constitutional definition only covers a small
part of the DPL role). This also means that it is OK for DPLs to be
different, and explore different ways of being a "good DPL".
However, the "level 0" of being a good DPL is taking good care of the
project, making sure that there are no big blockers faced by
contributors. This might seem natural now, but a few years back, it was
not unusual for some part of the project to be completely stuck for
Of course, to achieve that, I will inspire from what was done by
previous DPLs for that. As written in my platform, I will also try to
improve on being more proactive at detecting problems, since it's way
easier to solve them early.
Why do I think I would be good at that? If I just say "I would be good
at that", you might not be convinced. :) So let's be a bit more