Re: Tone-of-voice used by sponsors
Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2007 at 04:58:13PM +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>> I often find the lists that Daniel posts to resemble commands "remove
>> this.", "do not do that", "this is bogus", "that is useless" but lacking
>> of background or guidance.
> This might be a language problem. I am also a native speaker of
> German, and I observe myself to come over a lot more harsh than
> intended when I write english. I mean, German is the language that
> makes "I love you" sound like a declaration of war. Misunderstandings
> like that happen.
I agree to that argument. I'm a german speaker aswell and my mails
mostly sound harsh if i try to keep them short and strict. Thats why i
regularly tend to write longer mails and pick my words carefully. But
IMO that can not be expected, when you do check *a lot* of packages.
And that is exactly what Daniel does.
One should be realistic: Daniel is doing a good work, when he sponsors
packages. I can agree to what others said before. It's not only that you
have packages in Debian, but packages that you can be proud of.
Technically flawless, stylistic IMO good as well. And additional:
It is not so that Daniel is rude at all. If you ask him (and even if you
ask him the same things twice) you'll get proper answers. He helped me
much with my packages so far. I'm sure he does the same for others.