CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL
tleslie-RBVUpeUoHUc at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 30 18:18:36 UTC 2009
wow, i wonder if he took the money and ran?
this will really put a lot of distros under the microscope if it goes south.
distro's should have a trust set up for the funds, and proper procedure to spend them (not allowing a grab and run)
Shocking it happened to this distro.
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:49:41 -0400
Michael Lauzon <mlauzon-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Found on Slashdot
> Lance Davis, the main project administrator for CentOS, a popular free
> 'rebuild' of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux, appears to have gone AWOL. In
> an open letter* from his fellow CentOS developers, they describe the
> precarious situation the project has been put in. There have been
> attempts to contact him for some time now, as he's the sole
> administrator for the centos.org domain, the IRC channels, and
> apparently, CentOS funds. One can only hope that Lance gets in contact
> with them and gets things sorted out.
> * Open Letter (http://www.centos.org/):
> July 30, 2009 04:39 UTC
> This is an Open Letter to Lance Davis from fellow CentOS Developers
> It is regrettable that we are forced to send this letter but we are
> left with no other options. For some time now we have been attempting
> to resolve these problems:
> You seem to have crawled into a hole ... and this is not acceptable.
> You have long promised a statement of CentOS project funds; to this
> date this has not appeared.
> You hold sole control of the centos.org domain with no deputy; this is
> not proper.
> You have, it seems, sole 'Founders' rights in the IRC channels with no
> deputy ; this is not proper.
> When I (Russ) try to call the phone numbers for UK Linux, and for you
> individually, I get a telco intercept 'Lines are temporarily busy' for
> the last two weeks. Finally yesterday, a voicemail in your voice
> picked up, and I left a message urgently requesting a reply. Karanbir
> also reports calling and leaving messages without your reply.
> Please do not kill CentOS through your fear of shared management of the project.
> Clearly the project dies if all the developers walk away.
> Please contact me, or any other signer of this letter at once, to
> arrange for the required information to keep the project alive at the
> 'centos.org' domain.
> Russ Herrold
> Ralph Angenendt
> Karanbir Singh
> Jim Perrin
> Donavan Nelson
> Tim Verhoeven
> Tru Huynh
> Johnny Hughes
> Michael Lauzon
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