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Re: Non-DD's in debian-legal

On 6/12/06, Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
The d-l list has a problem which is shared by many Debian mailing
lists (including debian-vote and debian-devel, and I'm sure it's not
limited to them) which is that far too many people subscribe to the
"last post wins" school of debate.  People don't listen, they just
assert their point of view --- back and forth, back and forth.  "Foo!"
"Bar!"  "Foo!"  "Bar!"

That's a real problem, unfortunately.

A problem also exists where trivial issues sometimes get far more weight
than significant issues.

Where sharp lines are drawn, with definite factions evident, it's too
often that core issues and real solutions are not a subject of

We have something of a safety valve -- ultimately, each person responsible
for actually doing something is the one who gets to decide what's really

But other safety valves (such as good [non-hostile] senses of humor,
and insight into other people's points of view) are also welcome.


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