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May 18, 2009, 16:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

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"There are however, people that lead individual projects within the community. Leadership on that level is paramount to accomplishing anything. Anyone not agreeing with that only need to revisit the Debian debacle. Leadership by consensus isn't leadership...it's a recipe for inertia. I first became aware of how problematic "group leadership" can be when Matt Garrett resigned from the Debian Team in 2006.

"Sometimes people just need to step aside and let competent leadership do what it does best.

"Don't let ego hinder a project.

"Lead. Competently, and lead by doing...by setting the example and not letting ego get in the way of progress or the goal."

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