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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).
> The only thing you should do is fix things, not yell at me :)
Please remember about the human side of the equation. A large portion of
Gentoo is just keeping it in technically good shape. In my opinion it's
the task we're doing pretty well, probably because everybody agrees this
What we should improve, are the human communication skills (including
> Just let us get things done in an efficient way - maybe a bit more
> politeness helps that, but sugarcoating everything won't.
I agree. We're still a technical-focused community, but we should not
forget about politeness.