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Re: Bug#765512: general: distrust old crypto algos and protocols perdefault

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:42:23AM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-10-15 at 18:31 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: 
> > It feels to me like you're spending lots of time telling other people
> > they're wrong and telling other people what they should be spending time
> > on, and then arguing with anyone who tells you that how you're going about
> > this isn't effective.
> Well isn't that somehow the point of discussion and defending one's
> opinions?

Merely defending one's opinions is a recipe for long threads. A good,
productive discussion about Debian development requires understanding
other people's arguments, evaluating one's own point of view, and
adapting it to produce an improved synthesis position, and iterating
this a few times to end up with a consensus of an accurate mental
model of reality and a realistic plan of action, which can be worked
on, preferably by named people, who agree to it. Such a discussion
benefits greatly from empathy, sympathy, good will, and the lack of a
conviction that one is right.

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