[TYPO3-core] TYPO3 6.2 LTS: Release Manager Election

Ernesto Baschny [cron] ernst at cron-it.de
Thu May 9 22:11:50 CEST 2013

Hi guys,

I gladly candidate to be the release manager of TYPO3 6.2 LTS.

We have already gathered some thoughts in our Active Contributor meeting 
last weekend, and I clearly identify myself with the task. I am aware 
that I am still the release manager of 4.5 LTS, but:

a) there is not much work left to be done in the last year and a half of 
the 4.5 LTS life-cycle other than deciding upon certain backported fixes 
and releasing from time to time.

b) I think the experience I have gathered during the last 3 years (since 
kick off for 4.5 in 2010, during it's development until release early 
2011 and the maintainance phase since then) enabled me to keep a good 
overview of what the future CMS users expect and most importantly: what 
can really be DONE with the team of contributors we have.

c) being not a "so active contributor" in the sense of "coding" in the 
last years allows me to more clearly focus on the important job of 
"managing" the development (most importantly "communicate", "inspire to 
work", "enable the teams").

My focus thus will be once more: Communication about what's being done, 
bringing people to work together and (very important) trying to help new 
developers to kick start their contribution by providing some guidelines 
of where we want to go.

Being a vital milestone in the TYPO3 CMS history, 6.2 LTS is clearly 
"damned" to be the "next 4.5 LTS" for professional agencies. As an 
agency owner myself I understand the importance of it.

Thus the expectations are very high, but this also feeds the motivation 
of everbody working on this great product.

So I would be happy to actively help make it the best release ever.

Kind regards,
Ernesto Baschny

Am 2013-05-08 12:09, schrieb Oliver Hader:
> Dear TYPO3 enthusiasts,
> the slogan "after the release is prior to the release" is still valid.
> After the first TYPO3 Active Contributors meeting last weekend (protocol
> will follow) we are driving towards TYPO3 6.2 LTS, focussed on a smooth
> upgrade path from the previous TYPO3 4.5 LTS version.
> But, the most important role in this process is not elected and assigned
> yet, it's the role of the Release Manager [1]. Thus, we are going to
> start this process as usual with a nomination phase and after that the
> online election of the Release Manager. Just go ahead and nominate if
> you'd like to see somebody of the TYPO3 Active Contributors taking this
> position or even if you'd like to be on this position yourself. You can
> do this until Friday by replying to this thread.
> The whole procedure:
> 1) Nomination phase from today until Fri, May 10 2013, 2pm CEST
> 2) Notify Active Contributors about this process and send voting links
> 3) Election phase of the nominee(s) until Sun, May 12 2013, 2pm CEST
> 4) Announcement and "inauguration" of the new Release Manager
> Don't hesitate to get back to me or any release team member if there are
> questions concerning the role of being Release Manager.
> Best regards,
> Oliver
> [1] http://typo3.org/teams/core-development-team/roles-groups/#c3102

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