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Re: interacting with the press

On 12-Jul-05, 17:40 (CDT), Anand Kumria <wildfire@progsoc.uts.edu.au> wrote: 
> Hi Martin,

Hi Anand,

I just read your post to debian-devel, and here is something that you
should keep in mind when criticizing volunteers who spend a lot of their
personal time doing a thankless job:

  - Don't slag them off in public. A personal e-mail does
	just as much good, as is a lot easier for the individual to
	swallow than public abuse.

In particular, it is obvious to me that you have not taken into account
the size of audience of debian-devel. It is a widely read technical
list, not a place for you to trash other people's work. Your comments
have just given people a negative impression of Anand Kumria.

Perhaps, with your own funds and time, it would be useful for you to
take a course in dealing effectively with other people.

[last paragraph of parallel construction censored to due to inability to
avoid foul language.]


PS For those of you who haven't read the article, the "slagging of the press"
is this:

 Asked about recent news reports sourced from his blog, Mr Schulze said
 there was nothing wrong in principle with using blogs as a source.
 "Sensationalist stories, however, always have the problem that they're
 often more sensationalist than useful or true," he said.

Hardly out of line, IMO.

Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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