Esto no es una democracia.

>Mark Shuttleworth acaba de realizar el siguiente comentario en respuesta a un usuario. La controversia generada por la posición de los famosos “tres botones” parece estar comenzando a tensar la situación más de lo preciso entre Canonical y la comunidad de usuarios de Ubuntu. Lo sé es un tema recurrente, pero esto tiene que ser leido por todos. La situación es tal que hasta el propio Mark Shuttleworth ha tenido que poner las cosas en su sitio.

Nota: No he tenido tiempo a traducir, por lo que ruego disculpas.

On 15/03/10 23:42, Pablo Quirós wrote:
> It’d have been nice if this comment had been made some time ago,
> together with a deep reasoning on the concrete changes that are in mind.
>
> We are supposed to be a community, we all use Ubuntu and contribute to
> it, and we deserve some respect regarding these kind of decisions. We
> all make Ubuntu together, or is it a big lie?

We all make Ubuntu, but we do not all make all of it. In other words, we
delegate well. We have a kernel team, and they make kernel decisions.
You don’t get to make kernel decisions unless you’re in that kernel
team. You can file bugs and comment, and engage, but you don’t get to
second-guess their decisions. We have a security team. They get to make
decisions about security. You don’t get to see a lot of what they see
unless you’re on that team. We have processes to help make sure we’re
doing a good job of delegation, but being an open community is not the
same as saying everybody has a say in everything.

This is a difference between Ubuntu and several other community
distributions. It may feel less democratic, but it’s more meritocratic,
and most importantly it means (a) we should have the best people making
any given decision, and (b) it’s worth investing your time to become the
best person to make certain decisions, because you should have that
competence recognised and rewarded with the freedom to make hard
decisions and not get second-guessed all the time.

It’s fair comment that this was a big change, and landed without
warning. There aren’t any good reasons for that, but it’s also true that
no amount of warning would produce consensus about a decision like this.

> If you want to tell us
> that we are all part of it, we want information, and we want our opinion
> to be decisive.
>

No. This is not a democracy. Good feedback, good data, are welcome. But
we are not voting on design decisions.

Mark

El comentario e hilo completo lo podemos seguir desde el siguiente enlace:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/…+bug/532633?comments=all
Concretamente este comentario es el #167 y evidentemente la respuesta de otros usuarios no se ha hecho esperar.
Ciertamente todavía no sé que decir. Estoy leyendo el comentario de Mark cuando son las 3:54 Am (me han sacado de la cama para leerlo :S) y creo que todavía es pronto para formar una opinión. Principalmente por tener una mente crítica y necesito tiempo para formar una opinión racional de la situación.
¿Vosotros qué opináis?
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