Re: -= PROPOSAL =- Release sarge with amd64
On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 15:06:49 -0700, Adam McKenna <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 06:04:44PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> Ingo Juergensmann <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >Nobody forced you to take over a job - but if you take over a
>> >task, you should be able to get forced to do something that is
>> >part of your job.
>> You can't force anyone to do anything in Debian. If they fail to
>> live up to their responsibilities, you can petition the DPL to
>> change them. Whoever they're replaced with still can't be forced
>> to do anything.
>> I think you fail to understand the concept of "volunteer".
> I think a lot of people in debian misunderstand the concept of
> 'volunteer', including and especially yourself.
> To volunteer means to give one's services voluntarily and free of
> charge. That's ALL it means.
> It doesn't imply that the volunteer can pick and choose what he
> feels like doing. He needs to do the job that he agreed to do. If
> he doesn't have the time to perform 100% of the job tasks, he still
> 'owns' the tasks and should be responsible for delegating them to
> other volunteers and making sure they get done. If he doesn't, he
> is a failure, and should either step down or be replaced.
> You and others who are advocating this alternate definition of
> 'volunteer' should really stop it. You are damaging the project
> when you enable failed volunteers to justify their actions.
This displays a profound misunderstanding of what being a DD
and an office holder in Debian implies (which is surprising, seeing
that you are a DD).
Yes, I volunteered to do a job, to the best of my ability,
and in the best manner that I can determine. I shall do the job the
best way I see, and not jump when other people tell me to do
something else. You can't force me to work against my best judgement.
I don't give a shit if you pass a GR. I am still going to do
what I signed up to do the best way I can do it.
Alex Haley was adopted!
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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