LWN: LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 21, 2005
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This issue of LWN has a great insight into Bdale Garbee's thoughts about Branden and the future of Debian. I am a bit more optimistic then Bdale on this. I think that there is a definite need for a single project leader for Debian. This practise has been proven right by many open source projects (both successful ones with leader and unsuccessful ones with such). A leader provides focus and the trouble spot to prod the inactive parts of the project. Also public representation is a critical part of a leaders duty.
I see Project Scud as a great proding for the stallemate in the top leadership structure of Debian.
Anyway, I hope we will discuss it more troughtly at Debconf5.