On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 06:26:44PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote: > On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:22:33 +0200, Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> > wrote: > >James is ftp-master, DAM, autobuilder admin, and part of the > >debian-admin team as well. He does the things he does the way he does > >them not because he doesn't like you, but because that's the most > >efficient use of his time. He doesn't have time to explain the > >nitty-gritty details of each and every decision he makes. Above all, > >he's got the most important property for any sysadmin: 'a reasonable > >amount of paranoia'. That might mean that at times he won't trust some > >of us, but I think that's a good thing, not a bad one. His only downside > >is that he's not so communicative, but hey, nobody's perfect. > > That man is too damn important. Any volunteer-driven organization needs people like James: people with time, competence, experience, and the willingness to use all that without getting anything in return -- except for a little bit of respect, and the feeling that you're doing something to help this world become a better place, that is. Instead of complaining, you should be glad we have James. > If there is no time to be polite, that needs to be changed. Let me get this straight: Instead of working systems, a well-enforced license policy, and a continuity throughout the project, you prefer politeness? Well, OK. Just checking. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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