A DM/DD should know how to watch his mouth (code of conduct).
I'm just a Debian user for some years and I'm writing to this list
because I found that at
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=660814 the Debian
Multimedia maintainer Fabian Greffrath was very wrong, by being not
only wrong in what he said but also very impolite.
I wrote to a follow-up of that bug report (
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=660924 ) about what I
thought of it:
"Fabian, who do you think you are to call d-m-o's packages as 'crappy'?
d-m-o is a traditional and very respected 3rd party repository for
Debian and has been for years.
I can't tell the same of you.
You know very well why it uses an epoch in their versioning: exactly
so as people that want/need to use the extra features/packages it
provides don't mix what shouldn't be mixed with the official Debian
I'm not sure if you're a Debian Maintainer or not (or worse, Debian
Developer) but this kind of big mouthing shouldn't be accepted from a
If I find out the proper channel for this I'll raise this subject so
as the Debian contributors know that they should measure their words
otherwise they should step down (even a 'do-ocracy' has its limits)."
So I'm writing to this list to raise this subject that a DM/DD should
stand to a minimum level of respect, specially when talking about
fellow contributors (even unofficial).
Maybe this is already in some sort of code-of-conduct for someone
applying for DM but if it's not, I leave here my suggestion.