The mozilla.org mission statement has some erroneous text. It states: "In this way, it's a self-regulating system: if a module owner is viewed by the public as not doing a good job (perhaps their releases tend to be buggy, or non-portable; or perhaps they aren't responsive to bug fixes or suggestions) then what will happen is, someone out on the net will say to themselves (and to us), 'hey, I can do a better job than that.' And we will say to them, 'go right ahead.'" In fact, we see that when someone does, in fact, step forward and volunteer to maintain a module, mozilla.org does not say, "go right ahead." Instead, they say, "no." See bug 195280.
please indicate which comment in bug 18574 and bug 195280 has someone volunteering to take over the module.
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195280#c42 http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195280#c43 to which Stuart responds: "If and when Gerard has time to step up and maintain it, he can put it on mozdev and release it as an addon." Essentially, "no."
Those comments are about MNG - the text is about module owners. I don't think anyone has said they could do a better job of maintaining the whole of libpr0n. Having said that, the text is flippant - if Mozilla.org will replace module owners because someone says "I could do that", they're crazy. There would need to be some evidence that they actually could do the job.
reassigning endico's bugs to default owner
Assignee: endico → mozilla.webmaster
"Having said that, the text is flippant - if Mozilla.org will replace module owners because someone says "I could do that", they're crazy. There would need to be some evidence that they actually could do the job." the text implies that an idiotic/abusive/poor/gone/etc. module owner can be replaced by a viable new owner. it sends the right message.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
It might imply that if you read it that way, but that's not what it actually says. Not worth having a bug open about it though. The whole document could probably do with some updating in light of the new strategy for the products and the fact that the Foundation is employing people and stuff, but it'd have to be up to the Mozilla folks to do that, and they have better things to do...
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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