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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev-announce@g.o
Cc: gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-project] Participation in Gentoo communication channels
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 00:21:46
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4 Hello.
6 As a userrel member and given the recent abuses in Gentoo communication
7 channels (in particular the mailing lists), I want to recall everyone
8 that participation in the Gentoo Community is a privilege and not a
9 right. Also, no amount of contribution to the community nor the fact
10 that one may be factually accurate serves as an excuse to behave
11 inappropriately and or for abrasive behaviour.
12 Whenever you use our communication channels make an effort and be on
13 your best behaviour. Please try to be concise, clear and debate ideas,
14 not people - other members of the community will appreciate that. Don't
15 forget that the Gentoo Council has approved a Code of Conduct[1] that
16 applies to all communication mediums.
17 There have been a few recent requests, or more appropriately some recent
18 moaning, in the mailing lists about the behaviour of certain members of
19 the community. Some people are requesting that certain members of the
20 community are silenced and or prevented from "derailing discussions".
21 The correct procedure in case of such abuse is to contact the User
22 Relations or Developer Relations teams and not to abuse the mailing
23 lists about this.
24 As some members of the community keep having an abusive and abrasive
25 behaviour and given that we're all getting tired of it, I urge you to
26 consider your participation in the community carefully as any abuse will
27 be dealt with *swiftly*. Furthermore, given the cross-attacks that keep
28 showing up and the demands for action from the community, the User
29 Relations team in particular and Gentoo as a whole, might not have any
30 other choice than to push for policy changes and harsher solutions that
31 are likely not to please people.
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36 Regards,
38 Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
39 Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / SPARC / KDE
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