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On 19 June 2010 09:10, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 6/19/10 8:43 AM, Patrick Lauer wrote:
>> As long as it doesn't get actively hostile we can continue with a
>> pretty large amount of friction. Read the archives of this mailing
>> list if you want to see how much :)
> I think that is the point. Is just not being actively hostile a success?
> I'd say that a really friendly community is much more, and reducing
> friction seems to be a good goal to create such a community.
> Moreover, we don't just want to get along with ourselves. We want to
> encourage other people to join our community. We want to prevent people
> more sensitive to the tone (I think it's actually a good thing) from
> Because we lose their technical contributions as well (if that's the
> only thing you care about).
This is a point that deserves more consideration. One of the top
reasons (as witnessed in forum discussions) many people are not
getting more involved and volunteering to become developers is the
level of in-fighting and the ineffective way that bullies and other
poisonous people are being dealt with. Does Gentoo really prefer to
keep more sensitive people out instead of effectively getting rid of
Think about it. What kind of people would you rather have in Gentoo?