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From: "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." <phajdan.jr@g.o>
Subject: Re: Tone in Gentoo
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:59:29 +0200
On 6/17/10 12:47 AM, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> On 06/16/10 18:39, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." wrote:
>> I believe one can't solve this problem by using rules.
> any ideas what could help?

I think the "How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People"
presentation may be helpful here.

Summary:
<http://www.oreillynet.com/conferences/blog/2006/07/oscon_how_open_source_projects.html>

Video: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSFDm3UYkeE>

Slides:
<http://www.slideshare.net/vishnu/how-to-protect-yourhow-to-protect-your-open-source-project-from-poisonous-people>

Some of the points that I think apply especially to Gentoo would be:

> Attention and focus are scarce resources and you need to protect 
> them.

> Finally, look out for people unwilling to cooperate with others. Be 
> wary of people who complain, but are unwilling to help fix the 
> problem at hand, people who refuse to discuss design and people who 
> cannot take criticism.

> Perfectionists and people obsessed with process can derail forward
> progress (unintentionally).

Paweł

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