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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: My wishlist for EAPI 5
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 23:10:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: My wishlist for EAPI 5 by Rich Freeman
Rich Freeman posted on Sat, 23 Jun 2012 07:12:29 -0400 as excerpted:

> You can't fix it by beating people up.
Volunteers do it on their own terms... or don't do it. The outliers can be moderated to some degree and thankfully the list isn't what it once was, but get too strict and people simply find other things to do. Of course there's a line where letting them find something else to do is best, and some have crossed it, but...
> 1. While perhaps a different leader might give people a warmer feeling > about it, I think many of these issues are just inherent to the nature > of the problem - PM features don't write themselves. Others might > disagree, and that is fine. > > 2. I don't see anybody else stepping up.
Good points. (Whole post actually, but snipped for brevity.) To some extent, the job of coordinating PMS is going to be a (nearly) thankless task, and it does take a specific kind of person to keep at it. Not everybody's cut out for it. You're right, others /aren't/ stepping up for it and I can't blame them. Thanks for pointing out what we likely all knew if we thought about it, but many (me included) sometimes forget. Back to my original point, tho. Seeing people working on other PMs make the point as well, helps, and I hope to see both a bit more of that and more reminders of it in other subthreads/replies, where appropriate. I know that helps me keep a bit better perspective. =:^) -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman