Gentoo Archives: gentoo-devrel

From: Michael Tindal <urilith@g.o>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] Re: [gentoo-core] Devrel Proposal
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 15:08:25
Message-Id: 42AC4FFA.1060706@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-devrel] Re: [gentoo-core] Devrel Proposal by Ferris McCormick
Ferris McCormick wrote:
> I sent this to gentoo-core yesterday, but gentoo-core seems to be > missing in action. I am not sure who, if anyone, received it. > gentoo-devrel is the intended audience, anyway. > > If you are seeing your second or third copy of this message, I > apologise, but I can't tell what mail sent to @genroo.org addresses > yesterday made it, which are still queued, and which are lost. > =============================================== > > I have now read http://dev.gentoo.org/~urilith/devrel-proposal.txt > and still like it a lot. At this point, I'd like to suggest a few textual > changes which have no effect on the proposal besides wording changes: > > 1. As I mentioned previously, I think the procedure we are discussing > is better described as a hearing rather than a trial (but the verb > 'tried' is fine with me). > 2. In the spirit of point 1, I'd change 'Defendant' to 'Respondent' > since the developer involved is responding to a complaint more > than defending an action. (And, it's a "kinder, gentler" word.) > 3. For uniformity, I'd try to keep the final policy in present tense > imperative (rather than subjunctive, unless subjunctive is > intended for expressing a preference rather than a requirement). 4. > The last word of the proposal is actually spelled 'moot'. > > Sorry to seem excessively pedantic (well, picky), but if people agree with > me on any of these, we are talking editing changes which have no > substantive effect (oe at least, I don't intend any), and are more easily > done now than later. > > I'm picking at this because I like it. If I didn't like it, I wouldn't > care how it read. > > Regards, > Ferris > > -- > Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> > Developer, Gentoo Linux (sparc)
Okay, I've made the changes I could find. I also can't believe I put mute instead of moot, thanks for catching that! In any case, the new version has been uploaded. Mike Tindal

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