On 6/16/2011 1:06 PM, Josh Andler wrote:
As for the board though, I do believe that at some point it was
originally supposed to be term based. I think we should revisit this
issue as there may be people on the board who are no longer actively
involved with the project and are unresponsive. Additionally, there
may also be some of our newer & more active contributors who might
have different perspectives that could be beneficial.
I wasn't aware that any of the committee members were unresponsive.
That's a bummer.
I do recall there being some idea of term limits on the committee, but
in my memory it was only related to my position as honorary community
person. IIRC the founder positions were permanent. We should read the
original document to make sure. In any case I think it is long past time
for me to hand my position over to another more active community member.
Alexandre, I understand where you're coming from. Please know
evangelizing for the project (and oss graphics software in general) is
HUGELY appreciated. Please don't leave us. I will admit, I've been at
that point in the past too... mainly when there is no code changing
activity, lack of responses on the mailing lists, and it seems like no
one is interested in just fixing bugs so we can just get a release
out. Adib & Nicolas generally step up and relieve that tension though
(Gellule is shaping up to be another). Either way, I've literally been
just an inch away from the half baked scene (NSFW):
(obviously I wouldn't be
like that with any fellow contributors, but I've certainly been that
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine
I have to say that I'm extremely disappointed with Inkscape committee.
It's been a month since I'm not able to tell PacktPub *anything*
concrete about their proposal. A PR person is not supposed to keep
people waiting a whole damn month.
Guys, what do you expect me to tell PacktPub? That decision makers in
the project don't care about the project? That they don't actually
make decisions per se? Do you understand that this is about
I can stretch it a bit once again, but if this nonsense doesn't stop,
I will step down as PR manager.
Please forward to the rest of the committee.
I have a huge amount of respect for you. I know you have done a
tremendous amount of good for Inkscape and the whole OSS creative
software ecosystem. You have always been very pleasant and helpful to me
personally. Thank you.
Now, I've been pretty lax on reading the -dev and -user mailing lists
for a good long time now. So I must have missed when you stepped up as
PR manager. (Which is awesome, thanks again.) But hearing this, quite
frankly, surprises me. (Yes, I've always seen you as the de facto PR man
for all OSS creative software.) But whenever I have caught up the
mailing lists I have found posts from you that seemed rather abrasive,
not what I would expect from a PR person. This seems completely out of
character to me. I don't ever remember you being like that when I was
active in the Inkscape project. I don't know what happened. But I'm
sorry if I had anything to do with it. And I hope things get better.
Let's keep the communication going.