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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 17:41:18
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo by "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto"
On 06/19/2010 01:06 PM, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> On 19-06-2010 16:15, Sebastian Pipping wrote: >> #gentoo-infra is a channel on infra matters. >> The fact that it's developers only doesn't make it a private channel in >> a sense of "tone doesn't matter". > > you've failed to notice an important point that others have already > tried to convey to you - #gentoo-infra is the home of the Gentoo infra > team. Yes, developers go there to address infra issues on Gentoo, but it > is the infra team channel and not the channel of every Gentoo developer.
Perhaps he didn't fail to notice this point, but rather he just disagrees with it? The fact is that #gentoo-infra is part of the Gentoo linux distribution. It belongs to every Gentoo developer, or at least legally to every Gentoo foundation member. Conduct on this channel reflects on all Gentoo developers. It really does bother me that everybody is lining up to defend this kind of behavior. If the response had been - sorry, I guess the joking got out of hand I'd say, ok, well, let's try to do better but let's all move on. I don't see offensive behavior using Gentoo IDs/IRC Cloaks/media as a trivial matter. It sets the overall tone of the distro, which is what this thread is all about. I've heard several devs over the years comment that they love contributing to Gentoo, but they'd never put it on their resume. Who can blame them? I know that if I ever were hiring somebody and they pointed out that they were a Gentoo dev, I'd tend to assume that their technical knowledge was pretty good but you can be assured I'd do quite a bit of digging around to figure out if they're somebody I'd want working on my team. Unless somebody is so good that you'd be fine if they were the only person working for you, then they're not too good to pass over. Rest assured that if you hire and keep certain people, sooner or later they WILL be the only ones working for you... I don't think that most Gentoo devs behave in this way. I think a lot of people care about trying to fix this. I don't think it is asking too much for Gentoo devs to try to keep their behavior reasonably professional when using Gentoo media, or Gentoo emails/cloaks/etc. No need to start burning people at the stake for slip-ups, but let's at least try to agree that we'd like to be associated with a somewhat professional-acting distribution? Rich


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Tone in Gentoo "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>