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Re: Resignation

On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 02:10:23PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 08:47:18PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > If Herbert's decision to quit the project is purely his prerogative,
> > then you don't get to complain about it. You get to accept it. You
> > get to argue why you think there are other decisions he could've made
> > that would be better, and better for him not the project at that --
> > if not so that he'd change his mind, so that others might not do the
> > same thing. But you don't get to say "What a stunning example of "..or
> > I quit!"" and imagine that's an insightful argument, or that you've
> > claimed some moral highground that should protect from harassment.
> I did neither, but that didn't stop you from flaming.

Dude, if you want to question other people's actions, you need to expect
your own to be questioned likewise. 

Quitting is Herbert's prerogative, and his ability to resign for whatever
reason he thinks is appropriate is an essential part of the character of
the project. That you think it's appropriate to mock Herbert for that,
but inappropriate to question what you're trying to achieve in making
fun of him of his leaving is disappointing, that you think any of this
has been "flaming" is just silly.

> Ooh, I love where this is going, now I get to feel guilty for Xu's
> departure! :D Ludicrous...

Well, if you think it's ludicrous, clearly it must be so.

But hey, at least typing "Xu's departure!" still brings out that big
grin you're known for.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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  for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''

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