[oe] Angstrom Core Team
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Mon Jul 23 23:38:30 CEST 2007
As people will note, Laibsch (Rolf) has been frustrated by politics and
personalities getting in the way of development and this is *bad*. I
don't think anyone wants this.
With this in mind I'd like to propose creating a formal core of Angstrom
developers similar to that which exists in OE (and has seemed to work
well as far as I know).
The core team is basically a group of developers who can collectively
guide the project. At the moment the leadership for Angstrom is unclear
and this would clarify that and mean that a solid structure is
Whilst I can't really call myself an Angstrom developer exactly, I do
have a vested interest in seeing it become a success. Why is Angstrom
important? Most of the other handheld distributions in OpenEmbedded were
lining themselves up to work under the Angstrom banner. Familiar and
OpenZaurus are dead projects and all hopes for handhelds support from OE
now rest on Angstrom's shoulders. OE therefore has a vested interest in
Angstrom and this is one reason I want to see it succeed. I also think
it has massive potential if done correctly.
What I don't want is anyone feeling the need for yet-another-distro
which would be the next step is Angstrom's leadership cannot be made
clear. This leads to fragmentation which is bad.
So who should be on the core team? My thoughts are that Koen is an
obvious candidate. I'd propose Marcin/hrw (experience from OZ),
Graeme/XorA (developer/user) and Rod Whitby/rwhitby (to represent the
other non handhelds that Angstrom supports). I'd also propose inviting
Rolf/laibsch if he does consider coming back to the project.
Membership of the core team probably doesn't involve too much work, you
just need to care about the project, be involved with it in some way and
be prepared to make decisions now and again and make sure the project
agrees on a direction.
Thoughts, comments, suggestions and alternatives welcome.
I do think Angstrom needs some kind of formalised leadership though.
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