Re: Social Committee proposal
On to, 2007-01-25 at 17:08 -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Josip Rodin]
> > I also think that a social committee would be a good idea. Even if
> > unrefined and/or undefined, just the notion of having both a
> > technical and a social committee would indicate major progress in our
> > way of thinking.
> Pretty words. What problem is this supposed to solve? What benefits
> can we expect from "major progress in our way of thinking"?
It's a proposal to solve problems related to bad (or non-existent)
communication between members of the project, be they individual
developers or teams. As a concrete example, developers who flame and
insult other developers (or users) on Debian mailing lists should be
> Anything less is just empty gestures. People
> who cause social problems don't stop just because someone asks them to
Mere asking might not have been enough, but that plus kicking me out of
Debian mailing lists worked in my case, when I was out of line in 1996.
So I claim that the soc-ctte, if implemented properly, need not be an
> Or is this, just like way too many other threads in Debian, really
> about Sven Luther needing a better ombudsman?
This has nothing to do with Sven in particular, as far as I could see
from the mails on -private.
There's a reason why "release manager" is abbreviated "RM".