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  • by hfb (74) on 2006.03.29 1:48 (#46850) Homepage Journal

    You know, Bill called me when he found out he would be accepting the job and I told him rather frankly that he was crazy for even thinking about taking the job with this sinking ship and that, aside from the need for transparency, if he could do nothing else it would be to make sure TPF stop treating volunteers and donors like expendable shit found on the bottom of their shoes.

    The problem with this organization is not money or a lack thereof. An organization that has no capacity to thank its donors properly or treat its volunteers with dignity has absolutely no business even thinking about the crazy scheme you propose.

    And don't you bust on Bill about being quiet....Allison had, what, three years of silence punctuated mostly by focusing on the licensing of Perl6 and Lenzo before her was legendary for not returning email for years. Three months ain't nothing.

    The organization is crippled by the same things that cripple other parts of perl. I have a lot of confidence in Bill to do the right thing, but I have been here too long and seen the same things happen over and over again to believe that change can or ever will happen.

    • You forgot to mention one problem which has sometimes plagued TPF. People who are a part of it and do nothing but complain about this and that, that and this and hinder progress. People who say they will do things, then don't come through. I think I'm still waiting for a promised newsletter from you from back in '02 to put on the TPF website.

      Allison always returned my emails on TPF issues. Lenzo always returned my emails on TPF issues. In fact, I think everyone has. Maybe it was selective silence.

      As someone
    • Most of your efforts, community participation and comments predate my entry to the Perl community, so I'm afraid can't relate as well as others.

      I just wish sometimes you would articulate your complaints with a little less pesimism, and a little more clarity. Behind the venom I've always you to have good ideas, and so I thank you for the comments. Maybe it IS a crazy idea, it _was_ pretty late, and I _was_ essentially pulling ideas out my ass to see what might pollinate from them.

      The feedback from this, and