Re: A little consideration, please?
On Aug 21, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Ladies and Gentlemen,
> I am going to drive tomorrow to Santa Cruz (from Berkeley) to participate
> in a meeting for Debian. I told you about the common ABI for all i386
> Unix systems a week or so ago, and a lot of you thought it was a good idea.
> That's what it is about.
> I am driving about 100 (non-deductable) miles each way and am giving up
> one of my vacation days for this, just as I am giving up vacation days
> to speak at the IN Conference in Germany. I gave up vacation days to speak
> at Linux Expo, too.
> I put in a lot for Debian. In return, I would like you to:
I would like to thank you for the work you did and will do for Debian. I
don't know Debian for a too long time now, but every day it got better,
Certainly, it is mainly because Debian has so many volunteers, one better than
the other. Sometimes I can't believe, that you all do this for free,
sometimes I can't believe, that other people try to make money out of their
dull software (not to speak of this on big os company :)
For the Debian community, I hope that there will be only few such cases
where the position of a volunteer is mixed up with the person. I think, that
your requests below are common sense of human being, but I also see that
you get hit more often than any other involved in Debian. I'm very impressed
by your way to handle such personal insults calmly.
As I can't express my other thoughts in foreign language, the mail
interrupts here. Sorry.
Thank you again and good luck with your plans.
> 1. Please don't use profanity on the newsgroups.
> 2. Please don't start with the assumption that I am a corporate robber
> baron whenever you argue about Debian policy.
> 3. Please try to accept that policy decisions have already been discussed
> by the people who do the work, and that we may have put some thought
> into this. We welcome your input, but please don't assume we are idiots.
> There is a limited time in which I can continue to put in this much work
> for Debian. Eventually, we'll decide to have a baby, and I will probably
> be too busy to be project leader. I would prefer to stay with the project
> in some capacity until that time. You can help by not being so difficult to
> deal with.
> Can you get your operating system fixed when you need it?
> Linux - the supportable operating system. http://www.debian.org/support.html
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