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Re: teamwork (was Re: #103302 ask permission blah blah)



On Sun, Nov 18, 2001 at 05:32:06PM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> What do you think of the constant infighting that happens here, do you
> thing its a neccesary evil ?

_GLENN_. IS IT REALLY TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR YOU TO NOT CC ME ON MAILING
LIST POSTS?

IF IT IS, WELCOME TO MY KILLFILE.

There, did you actually notice that this time?

No, I don't, which is why I'm inclined to strongly discourage idiotic
things like, say, repeatedly changing the severity of non-RC bugs to RC
severities, or hacking other peoples packages from within your package.

How about attacks on maintainers? Do you think they're a necessary evil?
When they occur, do you think that all involved should agree with
the attacker, or at least out of politeness fail to demur to the more
egregious comments, until the maintainer breaks down in frustration
and... does what?  Stops maintaining the package, quits the project
frustrated with all the political maneuovering and flames?

No one's taking offense at the bug report. People are taking offense
to Ethan repeatedly and incorrectly raising the severity of the bug,
and both threatening to and actually hijacking the decision.

But hey, as long as your motives are pure, right?

Cheers,
aj

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