Dear Mozillians from India,
I started contributing to Mozilla as a volunteer who was attracted by the Mozilla mission and all the fantastic work that Mozilla does towards that mission. I’m as enthusiastic about that mission today as I was when I joined, if not more.
As a part of being a community member, over time, I’ve taken up or been given many leadership roles (most of them informally). Effective today I am stepping down from any & all of these leadership roles. I will continue to be a Mozillian motivated by the mission. I will continue contributing to that mission, but not in any way that will make me be perceived as a community leader. And for that reason, I’ll take the following actions.
- Remove myself from the github.com/mozillaindia and gitlab.com/mozillaindia groups.
- Ask the creators of various mozilla related telegram groups to revoke my admin permission.
- Remove myself from blog.mozillaindia.org’s admin
- Remove myself from India community’s documented ownership.
- Discontinue participation in various forums/threads regarding community development.
- Return the swags I have to the nearest rep.
As for gitlab and github, there are other owners. All telegram groups have multiple admins. I shall add @r_TlfPuogHW2i9hdoQY1tGww as an admin on the blog and he is another documented owner for MCWS purpose. I’m sure with the community portal coming in most of these roles are going to be obsolete anyhow.
The reason I’m stepping down is my purely subjective perception that the reps program is mismanaged and that any attempt to engage with the leadership is met with a level of detachment that is repulsive. I’m uncomfortable in holding leadership role in such a community and it is completely my fault that I have not been able to raise to the occasion and figure out solutions.
I’ll be available for any help as a regular Mozillian and I do hope we keep the web open.