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rudeness in general

On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 04:08:36PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> >    * New upstream release (closes: #270944, #277543). It's less than two
> >      weeks since this was released; may you contract an interesting
> >      venereal disease.
> Is this really called for in changelogs? Note that the bug reports were
> perfectly polite.

We could even go a little further and try to avoid rudeness on the
mailing lists.  I recently reviewed some of the conversations with RMS
on debian-legal regarding the GFDL.  Several people were rude and
uncivil to RMS, even sarcastic and abusive.  Such rudeness is sabotage,
we should not tolerate it.  RMS was not rude to anyone in that
discussion, even when they richly deserved it.

In general, on other lists, some people are frequently rude and
sometimes abusive.  This kind of public behaviour is harmful to Debian,
especially when no-one objects to it.  It would be good if people would
start objecting to rudeness on the lists a bit more strongly.

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