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Re: so long and thanks for all the fish

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In advance sorry for all spelling mistake that I will write as I am writing from my phone and I am not a native English speaker.

I am emotionally crushed by this.

You are one of two DD's I interviewed for our LUG in Banja Luka, shortly after conference. You were among first people I saw when I came early in morning to Vaumarcus. You're by your contributions to Debian already a legendary DD. Stories are told among Free software users about you and your life. I want to say to you no, no, no. Don't leave the project for which you and many other will become like grandparents in another 18 years. You, bdale, vorlon, moray, holger and other long time Debian people should be there, become Debian Oldmen that will pass stories on DebConfs about our community project early days and its rise to glory. Please, for a day, sit down and consider all of us who care for well-being of Debian community, who care on personal level a lot. If you can do that, please do.

Speaking of community, I know my voice is yet small, but I think many have expressed and agree that we look more complicated then government structures. We really need to change this because its killing the community feeling and its draining energy from our members. I mean whats next in this sad show? We are going to loose mbiebel, gunnar, zack? Am I going to come to are DebConf where bdale and keithp will not be there to talk about rockets? Where zack will not educate us about Free software? Where holger will not be there to help video team?

I am sorry if I sound silly but its hard to see people leave because they got emotionally burned out. I love to see bubulle posting his love for running or looking at enrico's talks because his funny ways of presenting is cheering me up in sucky days. Heck I could say some unique thing for every single person.

I just want the warm community feel back where we do not need some special technical process to reach some consensus but a nice talks between friends because we are afterall friends here. A family. So, please, lets care for each other and do a handshaking and hugging as a consensus for everything.

With love,


P.S. I didn't get chance to harass paultag in Portland and if he leaves the project I am leaving Earth

P.P.S. Joey, if you in the end really leave - I wish you good luck in all you do

On 7 November 2014 22:04:10 CET, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> wrote:
>It's become abundantly clear that this is no longer the project I
>originally joined in 1996. We've made some good things, and I wish
>everyone well, but I'm out.
>Note that this also constitutes an orphaning as upstream of
>debhelper, alien, dpkg-repack, and debmirror.
>I will be making final orphaning uploads of other packages that are not
>team maintained, over the next couple of days, as bandwidth allows.
>If I have one regret from my 18 years in Debian, it's that when the
>Debian constitution was originally proposed, despite seeing it as
>dubious, I neglected to speak out against it. It's clear to me
>now that it's a toxic document, that has slowly but surely led Debian
>in very unhealthy directions.
>see shy jo

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