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From: Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tone in Gentoo
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:02:48
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Tone in Gentoo by Jeroen Roovers

On 06/16/10 21:31, Jeroen Roovers wrote:
> 1) that there are probably some good examples of the bad tone that sping > referred to, perhaps in the devrel/userrel domain and therefore not > initially public, and that unless those projects fail (to uphold the > CoC), we should probably not be talking about it on a public mailing > list.
from demanding a friendly tone on other mailing lists myself and the private "thank you, I was afraid this was accepted around here" replies after I prefer to keep tone discussions in the open as far as possible. Our user base wouldn't know we care about tone if we discussed it in private. On the conflict resolution I would go as far as stating that DevRel currently fails at that. I'll start a new thread on that.
> 2) that "tone" is unavoidably a subjective matter, which is precisely > the reason that some in our community choose consciously to be concise, > informative and dispassionate, while you might infer that this results > in curt, graceless and unaffectionate communication, or "bad tone" in > short.
I agree that's though to do well. Best, Sebastian