Dustin Ingram wrote:
Indeed, I'm up for it.
I won't claim to have the same breadth of experience as Donald when it comes to these things, but I likely have a bit more bandwidth to spare than he does.
I also can't say I know all of you personally, but I believe I know the majority of you, and I definitely know and understand each of your projects (either as a contributor, or as an observer).
I believe I can fulfill the duties of a "BDFRN" objectively and without bias.
Turns out there was discussion happening here that I wasn't seeing, because apparently being added a list owner doesn't actually subscribe you!
I am perfectly happy with Dustin acting as the BDFN, I think he'll do a great job at helping us get to some sort of rough consensus and figuring out what we replace our adhoc system with.
With regards to the experience aspect, I don't particularly think it's important, the role of the BDFN is largely facilitating discussion and helping to get us to achieve rough consensus (e.g. saying No to stuff that obviously doesn't have buy-in from people, to let us focus on more popular things, etc). You don't need to be stepped in 10 years of packaging lore to do that (and in many ways, being newer is a benefit here, fresh set of eyes etc etc).