Re: rudeness in general
Steve Greenland wrote:
And yes, community standards can and do change. But they don't get
changed by people whining about them; they get changed by the members
This standard of a community can be different to that, what individuals
would expect. As a result the activity of a community can grow or
decrease - in quantity and/or quality.
Let's focus on devel@ of Open Source (OSS) projects.
I would not expect developers to be smart communicators.
Personally I can accept a "silly" as answer if it is followed by a
"because of $fact", or a "this $solution is IMHO better". Hard
discussion are sometimes necessary to get major progress.
For me OSS implies "open for cooperation" as a requirement to step
forward. This means open for new contributors, for new ideas, and
minimal social, organizational and technical barriers.
Not my intention at all. I was trying to make an observation about the
general character of the debian-devel community. Of course there are
exceptions, and a complete range of behaviours.
My few attempts to step into debian as a contributor ended after some
hours of senseless discussions or waste of time against unnecessary
barriers. Compared against average OSS, or OSS where I contribute,
debian seems to be on the bad side - IMHO.