On 5/31/11 3:20 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
taking a page out of the rest of the business
world's book, you set a
deadline and then it just fucking gets met. No excuses, no questions.
I think you have an optimistic view of how businesses actually work. :)
But, in any case, in a business, there is a Plan that everyone is trying
to follow and in theory, deviations from that Plan are avoided. In our
environment we want to be responsive to the schedule of a volunteer
developer, who may be completely unaware or uninterested in our plans.
Perhaps the answer is that we have to give the volunteer developers some
obvious pathway to harmonizing their and our priorities. Like, if you're
working on files and multimedia, you should be emailing Bryan, me, or
maybe Tim or Russell. Could it be that simple?
problem seems to be finding anyone to lay down the damn law.
Well, it's not like wiki pages happen by someone cracking a whip either.
That said, we would benefit from some urgency towards correcting the
Neil Kandalgaonkar <neilk(a)wikimedia.org>