Re: Disputes document - metaflameage
>>"Ian" == Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
Ian> So, without following up to anything in particular, I'd just like to
Ian> say that I'm quite frustrated by what's been going on here. Branden
Ian> and Manoj have been telling us at length how high-handed and
Ian> undemocratic and otherwise evil I am, when in fact all I've done so
Ian> far is post a document for review and comment, and defend it against
Ian> some criticisms.
An coopt a bunch of people to lend weight to the draft without
their knowledge. And, to me at least, appear to ignore constructive
criticism by dismissing it as something you disagreed with.
The frustration has not been one sided.
Ian> Branden and Manoj can complain until they're blue in the face that
Ian> obviously I'm being arrogant and cabalish and what have you by
Ian> disagreeing with them on some points, and declining to change my
Ian> working draft (and even, in Branden's case, declining to deal with any
Ian> more of his dysfunctional flameage). Shock horror, I even admit to
Ian> being swayed by private email ! But, it's not their decision. It's
Ian> currently my draft, and I'll put what I like in it.
That is precisely the attitude that raises my
hackles. Contributors can complain until they are blue in the face,
but it is your draft, and it shall be put together as you want it.
Do I really need to say any more?
Ian> So, Manoj and Branden - and anyone else: if you are serious about your
Ian> disagreements about the _content_ of this document, rather than just
Ian> wanting to play politics about how it gets written, would you please
Ian> try to participate in a constructive way ?
I did. And I had my contributions dismissed. I would rather
the stewardship of this document was handed to someone with less of a
problem with including peoples contributions.
Ian> If you disagree totally with my tone, for example, you could write
Ian> your own version and we could see which one got more support, or try
Ian> to find compromises. If you disagree with individual points, then we
Ian> should try to argue them out, and if we can't agree then eventually
Ian> someone will end up voting.
Voting is a piss poor way of deciding on most issues. And,
unfortunately, my timetable does not lend itself to yours, this is a
particularly bad time for me be working on something which is
potentiallyu critically important.
Ian> If noone comments substantively on my next draft, which I'm about to
Ian> put together and post, then I'll assume that there's nothing much that
Ian> can be done to improve it, and I'll just go back to the tech ctte and
Ian> see if they want to vote in favour of it.
Wonderful. Then a document that should come from the community,
about ettiquette, is handed on to them from on high.
Great conflict resolution, BTW.
Yow! Is my fallout shelter termite proof?
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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