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Re: Working for Canonical - FYI

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On 20-06-2005 19:01, Enrico Zini wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:26:27AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>it; at the moment, we're swamped with users, people wanting to
>>contribute, people wanting to change stuff, etc. - and this has made
>>some of us defensive, erecting barriers to the world so that work can
>>get done without being interrupted, flamed at, etc., all of the time.
> First of all, congratulations for your new job.
> However, about this quoted part, I have some remarks: if we can't handle
> being swamped by users, if we can't handle people wanting to contribute,
> if we can't handle people wanting to change stuff, and if our only way
> to cope with that is to be defensive and erect barriers, then we are a
> failure.  Failure in communication, failure in organizing our work,
> failure in asking for help, failure on handling our resources.

Hmm. I read Ian's mail as "avoid defensive reaction to massive
contributions", (not "avoid massive contribution"). That interpretation
is what I praised.

Assuming Ubuntu lives up to its promise of passing back its development
to Debian, the expression "taking away users from Debian" (just prior to
the quoted text) is somewhat just playing with words.

The way I se it, users switching from Debian to a Debian-derived
Distribution is part of the solution, not the failure. :-)

Personally I recommend using "the mother of all", but that's just me...

 - Jonas

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