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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: AOO Governance (was RE: Next release and gbuild)
Date Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:18:35 GMT
When I was working I gave up some of my freedom to do what I wanted in
exchange for being paid to do what other people told me.

I retired when I had accumulated enough investments that the financial
improvement from the money Sun was paying me no longer outweighed the
benefit of being able to decide for myself what to do with my time. My
10 a.m. horseback riding lesson this morning will be far higher priority
than OpenOffice debug.

I do not see being a "Release Manager" as carrying any authority at all
over others. I might need to persuade, suggest, beg, and plead, but I
would not expect to be able to compel, not even to the limited extent I
could when I was a project leader in industry.

If the term "Release Manager" is creating an idea of a job something
like being a manager in industry, maybe we need a more realistic term
such as "Keeper of the Release Checklist".


On 3/18/2016 5:20 AM, donaldupre . wrote:
> In the same way management in your professional experience handled
> disagreement, disrespect, waste, inefficiency etc. that sometimes happen
> when people work together.
> You did offer to learn to be a release manager, it means that some sort of
> "management" is needed?
> How someone here suggested making a release without a manger is beyond me...
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 1:20 AM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
>> I am really, really curious. How would you recommend the hypothetical AOO
>> management hierarchy go about compelling me to do anything?
>> On 3/17/2016 10:41 AM, donaldupre . wrote:
>>> Not only it is possible to compel, it is imperative for a viable project.
>>> As Stalin once said, "When there's a person, there's a problem." :)
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