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June 30, 2009 10:52
Project Management (was Re: Perl 5.10.1)
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On Tuesday 30 June 2009 10:33:11 Nicholas Clark wrote:

> And nobody else seems to want this enough to actually project manage
> it (as distinct from being technical architect, or helper under direction)

Yes, but that's because:

1) No one has compiled a list of wants and needs from various stakeholders

2) No one has compiled a comprehensive list of likely stakeholders

3) All of the proposals assume some wants and needs and deemphasize others, so 
many of them are contradictory

4) The only person capable of setting down an edict we'd all follow won't set 
down any edict other than "Be nice to each other while you figure this out"

5) The people who can change the release process are the ones who can release 
a new version of Perl, and they don't scale.

Thus the status quo perpetuates itself, and I don't believe you *want* a 
project manager.

(Also you can merge RT #22977 and RT #50528.  I'm not sure it's fixable while 
retaining binary compatibility, so it probably shouldn't block 5.10.1.)

-- c

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