Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Priorities, Roles, and the future of OpenACS

Posted by Don Baccus on
But there already *is* explicit delegation for tasks which have been identified and for which people have stepped forward and have offered to take on responsibility.

But people can't expect to be assigned important tasks if we don't have some evidence that they can complete them - this is really where the "meritocracy" part comes into play.  We don't mean that people have to claw their way over their fellow community members to a position of responsibility for a task.

Take a look at how the RPMs were created.  Someone put them together, said "look, this was easy, why don't you clowns do this this as part of your release process?", we said, "well, if it's so easy then why don't you take responsibility for this task" and, presto!  We've got ourselves an RPM czar.

I don't understand where this process is broken ...