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On 07/02/10 16:23, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> The problem is not noise. The problem is that an issue that needs to
> be escalated to Devrel could not be resolved by the involved
> developers or the people who were present at the time. Moreover, there
> are strong emotions from the devs (and often their friends too), and
> people will end up saying things that they may eventually regret.
> Dragging this out in public /will/ polarise the community, result in
> more public conflict, very likely without a complete picture of the
> story on both sides being available. Devrel's purpose is to avoid
> this, and I believe this does work (we can debate their efficacy or
> how things can improve, but saying it doesn't work is unfair, IMO). I
> don't see how your proposal would deal with this fallout.
I think we're mixing up a few things by now:
- What cases should be handled in public, which shouldn't
- Does DevRel work effectively or not
- The special case of banning people
All I want to say right here is that:
- Not everything needs to be handle loudly and public
(if I made that impression)
- I do believe in need for fundamental changes on DevRel
(as introduced in a another thread earlier)
For the rest I propose to take this offline.