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From Marcel Kinard <>
Subject Re: Sep 2014 Board Report
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:39:55 GMT
With my experience of the last few days walking in Steve's shoes, I don't think it is that
simple. Granted, we have done a fair amount of thrashing on the voting process. But I also
think the following are also at play:
1) the release process (getting the content ready for a vote) still takes a fair amount of
effort. IMHO, having so many separate repos contributes to the cost here. The scripts and
docs help a lot, but still room for improvement.
2) we don't have great discipline of testing as we go (automatic + manual + native), so there
is test debt that collects that needs to be cleared at the end.
3) there's not a driving sense of urgency to do more frequent releases with less content.
4) it's maturing from a functional perspective, so there are fewer big-ticket items going

#1, 2, and 3 can be improved, and I think that should help increase the velocity.

On Sep 8, 2014, at 5:15 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:

> Not to diss on anyone's efforts / our slowdown is b/c we're spending weeks,
> sometimes months, trying to get the Vote thing right instead of just
> defaulting to shipping. Ideally we fix that and get back to modern software
> development.

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