Re: to DPL candidates: How do you plan to represent Debian externally?
Gergely Nagy <algernon <at> madhouse-project.org>
2013-03-19 15:47:19 GMT
Paul Tagliamonte <paultag <at> debian.org> writes:
> I'd ask the DPL candidates to speak a bit about how they intend to
> represent Debian externally -- both in terms out downstream outreach, as
> well as upstream (or even side-stream) relations.
Like I expressed earlier, elsewhere, I believe that representing Debian
is a task that can - and often should - be given to those most
appropriate for the task. Who and why is most appropriate, depends on a
lot of things, like availability, familiarity with the topic or
audience, requirements coming from the organisers, and so on and so
That is to say, if elected, I will not be able to represent Debian on
every front, nor do I feel that this should be expected from the DPL.
What I would like to have, however, is sending the best people to
represent Debian to events where they can do that best, no matter
whether that event is downstream, upstream or even side-stream.
(Of course, this does not mean I plan to hide behind a curtain, I do
love the sound of my own voice, and I'm not afraid to use it either,
when it is appropriate to do so.)
> What sort of plans do you have to collaborate with other F/OSS
> communities? Other distros?
We, as a project, need to be more visible, more approachable. We also
have a lot of people who do upstream work. These two things should be
used to further our cause, to strengthen the bond between Debian and