Re: Stop the madness (Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64)
On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 06:44:18AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> writes:
> > Sure, I've been in the same situation. However, I wouldn't be the least bit
> > surprised that you would decline to do so if the questions and offers came
> > from people who had been extremely public about what a jerk they thought you
> > were. I certainly wouldn't be so inclined.
> In a public position such a behaviour is less acceptable than in
> private. And didn't James himself claim that that didn't sway his
> acting on the amd64 matter? So his not communicating has nothing do
> with who asked the question? So by his admissions its a general trend?
No; in fact, he said quite clearly that he tended to ignore mail from such
people, and I can't say that I blame him. Holding a public position in
Debian doesn't mean that you are required to accept abuse.
Can you think of any major operation in Debian which was accelerated by
yelling the equivalent of HURRY UP DAMMIT and making rude comments about
those responsible for its execution?