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Gentoo.org: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: June 30th, 2003

Jul 02, 2003, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"On Tuesday, June 24th, Daniel Robbins announced a new management structure for the Gentoo Linux project. This new structure is designed to improve management, coordination and communication issues in the Gentoo project. The structure is composed of several key elements, including:

  • "Improved communication through the creation of regularly scheduled meetings amongst the management team. Currently, meetings are held on an ad-hoc basis which may cause gridlock in the communications channels and decision making process.
  • "Delegated authority by clearly defining roles within the Gentoo project and assigning managers who are responsible for those particular areas. These 'top-level' managers will be drawn from the current development team and will have complete authority over day-to-day decisions within their particular area(s). Additionally, decisions which cross multiple areas within the project will be decided on by the management team as a whole, rather than just one or two people.
  • "Improved accountability by ensuring that everyone on the team knows who is responsible for a particular area. Projects without a clear owner can often stagnate or get dropped through the cracks because people do not know who to ask questions of. This new structure will ensure that everyone understands who is responsible for large projects within Gentoo Linux..."

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