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Meh, trivial bikeshedding, but I kind of want these things to be accurate.

As of right now, off the top of my head, we have the following people at the following positions in Lubuntu:

  • @tsimonq2 as Release Manager
  • @wxl as QA Lead
  • Raf as Artwork Lead
  • Wolfenprey as the lead of Lubuntu Spanish

Raf has taken a lesser role these days, while we now have Wafficus, Hans, and Wendy helping out much more. Additionally, we don't currently have a "head of development" although arguably for the past year I've been doing those duties.

Should we make things more accurate, especially given the possibility of a Lubuntu Council soon?

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tsimonq2 created this task.Oct 2 2018, 1:58 PM
tsimonq2 triaged this task as High priority.
wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 2:22 PM

I vote Wendy for Artwork Lead. Maybe we can train some other interested party to be Release Manager while you can be Dev Head?

I really really enjoy being Release Manager, but I also really really enjoy being Development Lead. Can I have both? Is there a single title that can fit both?

Also, @TheWendyPower has been doing much more UX-related tasks than Artwork. Maybe we should rename it to the Design Team and see if she can lead that.

I also don't want to pull the rug out from under @redwolf, so I want to make sure he's fine with whatever we choose.

Simon is Development Head. Do you have someone in mind who would want to be trained for the position of Release Manager? As for me as Artwork Lead, I'm still learning the ropes, in more ways than one. Do you really want someone so new in that position?

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 2:35 PM

The more we can divide things out, I think the better. Just because we don't have this title or that title doesn't mean we can't do work in that area. However, when things are under pressure, it allows people to stay focused on a particular set of tasks.

I like this Design Team idea and do think Wendy's doing great. The ability to manage the aesthetics is number one. The other stuff is icing on the cake and will come in time.

+1 on checking with Raf. I certainly don't want to close the door to him. I want him to always be there, but I also know what it's like when life takes over.

Finally in regards to the Release Manager, to be fair, nearly anyone can fill this role as far as it comes to flavor releases. As it relates to managing particular software, I'd leave that under the purview of the Development Lead.

Finally in regards to the Release Manager, to be fair, nearly anyone can fill this role as far as it comes to flavor releases.

It takes a lot of knowledge and experience. In order for me to recommend anyone else to be Release Manager, they would have to internalize who does what on the Canonical side of things, the Ubuntu side of things, the infrastructure side of things, etc.

I don't think we currently have someone on the team I would be comfortable training for this role. They have to be an outgoing, excellent Lubuntu contributor who has been there for at least a year.

Side note, @redwolf still does a fair amount in terms of web stuff, and he still does the mascots.

Maybe we should give him the title of Lubuntu Artwork and Web Master and give @TheWendyPower Design Team Lead.

So that has you filling both roles. That is a lot of work!

Maybe we should give him the title of Lubuntu Artwork and Web Master and give @TheWendyPower Design Team Lead.

I like the sound of this better. @redwolf has done a great job with the artwork and still does.

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 3:19 PM

The Release Manager does need to know where to find certain information and they need to know who to talk to about certain things. Beyond that, it's coordination. That said, I agree that there's a fair amount of background required, but it's not an untenable set of tasks and isn't too technical. I helped install the last Kubuntu Release Manager with the help of this doc I wrote.

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 3:19 PM

Oh and +1 re: Art/Web/Design

I mostly agree with your assessment, with the exception that it does indeed require quite a bit of technical knowledge.

Regardless, I'm not willing to give it up; I really really enjoy Release Management.

So that has you filling both roles. That is a lot of work!

I have, unofficially, for the past year or so. It would just be making it official. I really respect the work gilir did, but the last year or two he contributed, he didn't do much.

Well then, let's make it official for you to fill both roles. Then when there is someone available to take over one of those roles, whichever you no longer want/can do, you can train someone and transition out.

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 3:38 PM

I think we should work to identify and train something to fill that role. The less hats we each have to wear the better. Like I said earlier, we can always borrow them…

I think we should work to identify and train something to fill that role. The less hats we each have to wear the better. Like I said earlier, we can always borrow them…

I won't budge with Release Management. You'll have to kick me out, if I ever turn rogue or get hit by a bus or something. :)

Did I ever mention I really really enjoy it?

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 3:45 PM

You know in the event that you have something that pulls you away from work (*AHEM*) it's harder to fill your shoes if you're doing multiple things. You need to share.

Nuh uh.

We can train a backup or assistant Release Manager just in case, but I'm keeping the main responsibilities unless I'm physically unable.

At least training an assistant/back up is a very good idea. I don't know who, but we should be on the lookout for someone who wants/can help there.

I think I am the de facto head of documentation right now and wonder if that should be made official after I saw this link.

I'm +1. All in favor?

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 4:36 PM

I think that's a great idea. I'd also like to see someone take head of Translations. Maybe Wolfenprey?

wxl added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 4:38 PM

When we're done with this let's get a page like Kubuntu with hackergotchis.

TheWendyPower added a comment.EditedOct 3 2018, 9:21 AM

Sounds good to me.

tsimonq2 renamed this task from Reorganizations of official titles to Reorganization of official titles.Oct 3 2018, 9:24 AM