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Re: I resigned in 2004

Quoting Ian Campbell (2018-11-10 12:01:12)
> On Sat, 2018-11-10 at 11:25 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Quoting Mattia Rizzolo (2018-11-09 21:29:30)
> > [a range of fine details snipped]
> > > Good bye, and thank you for your contributions you made back then!
> > 
> > Thank you, Mattia.  I found above to be a decent and polite post 
> > when I read it yesterday.
> > 
> > Today after reading that other response I felt the need to share my 
> > impression.
> I couldn't disagree more. I found it (and very nearly replied to this 
> affect) to be exactly as Willy characterised it ("full of self- 
> justifications" etc) and can entirely understand why, under the 
> circumstances, he should have become even more upset having received 
> it. To respond to the initial mail in that fashion was _incredibly_ 
> tone deaf.
> I think the MIA team need to understand that some people who have left 
> Debian may not want to be involved in any kind of retirement process, 
> for whatever reason, and to simply honour those wishes (which in this 
> case were made *very* clear) by just dropping it instead of continuing 
> to poke at it or try to justify actions up to the point where it 
> becomes clear they do not wish to be involved.
> There is absolutely no value here to Debian having the last word 
> and/or being "technically in the right in having follow our 
> procedures". The maximum response which I would consider to have been 
> acceptable would have been:
>    ACK, we will have DAM remove you instead of retire. I'm sorry to 
>    have bothered you more than necessary.
>    Good bye, and thank you for your contributions you made back then!
> and even then I think it would have been better to simply say nothing 
> at all, in accordance with Willy's wishes.

Thanks, those a good points, and I appreciate your taking the time to 
elaborate on them!

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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