[squeak-dev] Box-Admins Team needs a new leader and/or we need a new way

Chris Cunnington smalltalktelevision at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 06:52:54 UTC 2011

Thinking about this, the idea of one person doing all the sysadmin stuff 
was in the past and is now a bad idea. The bus factor should never be one.

This is old thinking of the bad kind that lead to the crisis preceding 
the group-effort model of making new images. Ken should never have been 
allowed to become a one man show. It has created a succession crisis 
that has gone on for at least twelve months.

What's needed is a team of people, maybe four or five. That would be a 
rolling succession plan. People could be added or lost without 
everything coming to a crisis point.

How about some people who meet once a week on IRC with Ken for the next 
few months to transition things. That way a list of tasks could be 
worked up and all kinds of questions could be asked, because everybody 
coming to this would have a learning curve. And learning curves are 
lessened if they're shared.


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