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Re: Talking to each other [was: Re: Debian needs more buildds. It has offers. They aren't being accepted.]

On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 03:13:35PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:

> Well, in German saying "to act like an idiot" and "to be an idiot" is
> essentially the same. If that is different in English (so saying
> "acting like an idiot" is not regarded to be impolite), then I
> apologize.

"Stupid is as stupid does" (Forrest Guuhuump) ;*))

> But even if I understood this particular clause inappropriately, I
> still feel that something is horribly wrong here. Some long-time DDs
> should stop treating Non-DDs who want to help as underdogs and some of
> the latter should learn how to bring forward a complaint. I don't want


> to discuss the chicken-egg-problem ("but he started being rude
> first"), since I did not follow the whole story so far; I would just
> be happy if we all could talk a bit more professional. After all, we
> are not in the chamber of Parliament here, we want to make a great
> Distribution and have fun with it (at least that's why _I_ am
> here...).

Yes, and Debian lives from people who have fun to contribute. 
Destroying those peoples fun is the worst one can do to the project, IMHO.

> Don't you have a similar feeling? If I'm the only one here who does
> not like the current attitude to each other, then I will shut up and do
> things on my own.  But that's much less fun. :-(

No, you're not alone. 
In fact those attitudes I feel against non-DD work is one of my reasons to
not apply as a NM. 

Ciao...              // 
      Ingo         \X/

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