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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Council manifesto for jmbsvicetto
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 02:25:37
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Council manifesto for jmbsvicetto by Sebastian Pipping
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Hi Sebastian.

On 29-06-2010 20:06, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> Hello Jorge, > > > I stumbled upon this in the section on community related beliefs of > yours: > > "[T]he Gentoo community is made of its members and they are what > they are. We have a mostly technical adult male community, > including a few people with rough or challenging social skills." > > How do you want Gentoo and the council act upon that?
My belief is that everyone in the community, including the council, needs to acknowledge this is the community we have and learn to live and operate within it. Anyone wanting to lead our community has to work with it and any changes need to be steered from the inside and with the community support as it simply isn't possible to set this community aside and "grow" a new one from thin air and or "magically" turn it into what one would want it to be.
> What do you think should be our goal and our way to reach it?
Our goal should be to bolster an open and inviting community. That means that while we shouldn't tolerate abuses, we must also know our community and promote tolerance, respect and understanding between its members. A better knowledge of our community and its members should help increase its understanding and may lead to the creation or strengthening of bonds which will make it a more thriving and pleasant environment thus helping become it more open and inviting. It's my belief that we're already in the road to achieve this goal, even though we need to persist and have a long way to go still, that we must have all community members internalize the need for respect and understanding, that we must all make an effort to engage others and help change behaviour and that in the end, when all else fails, we'll have to deal with any issues and or persons that prevent or steer us away from that goal.
> > Thanks, > > > > Sebastian >
- -- Regards, Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.15 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iQIcBAEBAgAGBQJMKqrxAAoJEC8ZTXQF1qEPLRsP/3CuBRYkK4D/CBV5ipsewoL8 QxGziu7ycvvsI9zYaoWl1C9jpUUi8uOzRQ2fYk/HV5tRs9r95txLvWbCJqDuqba2 Lyeg1bwlmOeMIJWjDu9WNcO/p+eMGOF7ueO7hNWcGKvrBQcqlnccy+JyF4F/yUrH stiMlCJevBPvsAwrpLUiVEqE8CXuO5TF1hkY9R+EMUHVkv2wGSvQZMY/6yZax3SN A6f+F3OJJ+MTKU9dvaWqJmDYfv6BtFuaDJ5hoFP0yOl/9pTu3R3c7y9FVFZ/CXAl 89AeKkknsWbM6OBKGzXui2kcUb5ARwIpRKmwzt9Sq3ag/epE58w6AjzQaTr04Uz9 pufVXhoQFQmQUR3G5q5YTH4z/s1xJ88Ojrrv9IfjwjDM2q+ABKnE257Pd9JvA5nm eZjh9XP+TM6WsnhGYzrztnUwhY6W2q4f2LoswNSAN4iANYIcHXAIRNB0DHh93Eg8 4Zbo+NlSaLdTF8HVoWHu+vBWZmn+p3d6D+2kNbyh+lsSCy6zZ9ZIIBx4mAsxsn4H tQ73cqxUb+TjarH134meOsSz3xVqLFAq5yX4N2b79BQOK/4RasZrPlkUJfvL5r4Q ZSpNZKP77WnW6HcTZKexgZShhl+dwylgDe2jYVLNw9iFM3wRpeGllmB8SmeCfEFe lxKThpnm1rMwq+devHre =c3L5 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----