I like english muffins. I like bad chinese food. I like some old movies. I do not like animation.
Do Christian companies do things that their church feels are imoral?
Still no dreams. Still no vacation planned. Too many social engagements. Not enough kernel code read.
Resume done. Taxes mailed.
Hmm. You're going to have to hire your open source people with this in mind. Some folks have
a real allergy to budgets and scheduling. Others are very focused on managing their own projects but may find
spent tracking projects other than their own not so useful. Still others may be willing to spend time on a variety of
traditional management duties.
I know that some people want nothing to do with management at all. However, I believe that there are people
the open source community who have talent at managing some things. The person who is good at project
management might suck at budgeting. Someone who finds purchasing is interesting might not care if his or her
co-worker is happy with the projects that they are working on. To find one person who is good at management,
good with people, good with estimating and tracking money, good with the community, has a deep understanding
of open source and it's issues, and is technical, is difficult. To expect that there are enough of these people out
there fill all of the management positions in all of these 'open source' companies that are sprouting up is not
realistic. There are many options to deal with this issue. I am interested in learning about how companies who
have large populations of open source employees organize themselves so that all involved are satisfied. I would
like to know what works, what fails, and why.
more on org charts
Why should a group have one manager? Take a small group. Put one person in charge of tracking
planning projects. Put one person in charge of making sure that all of the people in the group can do their job,
have projects to work on, are motivated to do a good amount of work, etc. Put another person in charge of
and purchasing. Have all people in the group do whatever sort of work the group does.
If more of the group has to
do management duties, will they be more responsive to the others who do management duties? Will this break
down the traditional hierarchy? I do not think that this will scale very well; I'm not so much interested in
I am interested in having open source employees who can do technical work, and who can find the parts of
management that suit them. I want to spread out traditional management duties, and find ways to have
take active roles in managing their own groups, if they wish to.
are worth going into debt for.