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From: Jason Huebel <jhuebel@g.o>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] [Fwd: Re: RFC: etiquette enforcment]
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 04:51:09
Message-Id: 200605182351.44713.jhuebel@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-devrel] [Fwd: Re: RFC: etiquette enforcment] by Mike Doty
On Thursday 18 May 2006 4:05 pm, Mike Doty wrote:
> forwarding at Peters request...
I wanted to let this discussion run its course and ignore it, but I can't help but say that I really appreciate the sentiment of Peter. It's thoughtful and fair. When it comes down to it, you can't blame any one side for an erupting flamewar. There's the instigator, of course. But then there are the suckers who take the bait. :-) It's a "chicken or the egg" paradox. Previously, I would have said that creating a etiquette council/moderator/group for ML's was a great idea. It's the whole benevolent-dictator mentality, which works in smaller groups like an arch team (and for Linus, of course). But to be quite honest, it would never work in a group as large and diverse as the Gentoo community. So here's my proposal: mob rule. :-) If someone is truely out of line, I say we let the devs take their objections to private email to let the offending party know that their attitude is not acceptable. But in ML's, we remain polite (maybe "civil" is a better word) and discuss the issue at hand-- even if the discussion is heated. I'm sure everyone agrees that public lists are not the place for personal attacks. Considering that this has always been the consensus, we should all be able to excerise some restraint and take personal issues to private email. Basically, my point is that Gentoo problems belong on Gentoo ML's. But personal conflicts don't. If a dev doesn't follow that common sense approach, then mob rule will prevail. ;-) -- Jason Huebel Gentoo Developer GPG Public Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x9BA9E230 "Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand." Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)

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Re: [gentoo-devrel] [Fwd: Re: RFC: etiquette enforcment] Wernfried Haas <amne@g.o>