The first core person to thank should be Elio Qoshi (@elioqoshi), who highlighted the importance of periodically checking how the Open Source Design group may be perceived.
Establish by-lines for members & hierarchy (if any) · Issue #61 · opensourcedesign-organization – annotated.pdf (1.5 MB)
The second core person to thank is Brennan Novak (@bnvk), whose response (25th March) to a preliminary enquiry about the forum increased my sense of goodness within the Open Source Design community.
On two occasions – 28th March and 6th April – I made clear my readiness to take occasional breaks from administration of the forum:
I imagine myself occasionally stepping aside – rest periods, to make room for other members of staff, and so on. No pressure on you, or me, or whoever.
12th April at 18:24 in the staff area, I wrote:
I will fully support a future public distillation, if there can be reasonable agreement on the distillation.
The third core person to thank is Simon (@simonv3) for opening this topic about Open Source Design etiquette. A faultless first step towards defusing a potentially difficult situation; towards giving thought to more general etiquette.
I thank Sean Loughman (@studiospring) for being the first person to take the initiative with this forum.
I thank those four people for those things, and much more.
My wish for reason, agreement and openness may have been overlooked when someone from OSD described sweeping things under a rug. I derecognised, ceased to read, the topic in which the offending post was made.
Earlier this week I was pleased to gain confirmation, from Discourse, that my banking details are no longer associated with gratis hosting of this forum. If the basic plan (five local staff) – plus Discourse staff – is not enough to accommodate the requirements of the Open Source Design group, then GitHub may be used to make a decision on funding for a more appropriate plan.
Some of what is written about me here, and elsewhere, may be misleading. There is, at least, the chasm between my wish for openness and the notion of sweeping things under a rug.
To the people who read such things:
- forgive the people who mislead you
- leadership is not easy.
As I break away from administration, my gratitude towards the four people named above is undiminished.
Other people deserve special mentions – for their general positivity, here and elsewhere; for their use of this forum for normal topics; and so on – but I’ll not begin to name them. You know who you are. Thank you.