Re: [hypermail] getting the hypermail project on its feet again

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 19:03:13 +0100 (MET)
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On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Peter C. McCluskey wrote:

> This doesn't sound like enough to solve problems such as how to decide
> whether to end the code freeze that was imposed in 1999.

Well, if we had a core group we'd take a vote right now. In all key issues we think need to be resolved at this moment.

> It would be nice if we could find someone who is willing and able to
> take on the role that ESR describes as "dictator" in Homesteading the
> Noosphere, but we can't seem to find any such person.

Me neither.

> I hereby offer to take on some of the responsibilities of such a leader,
> including handling release management and handling code submissions from
> people who don't have write access to cvs (provided I can get cvs write
> access - is anyone other than Kent currently able to grant such access?)

As Ashley just said, he is admining the CVS and lately I have nominated people for write access to a group of people I have considered core group candidates.

I would have no problem seeing you take charge over this project.

> Does anyone have any opinions or advice about my doing this?

I'm in favour for this suggestion. I guess advice and ideas will come later on.

> I've registered on sourceforge under the username oort, and would like
> to be at least added as a developer there.

I added you there now, and switched on admin rights for you.

Let me suggest that we do this in some kind of organized way. We take volounteers for taking on the maintainer's role and then we vote on the nominees. We give the process like three weeks and when the time's up we go with the winner and may the source be with us!

Or what do you guys say?

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