Re: Social Committee proposal
On Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:25:44 +0000, Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> said:
> On pe, 2007-01-26 at 14:42 -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> And yet, below, you are the first to call me names.
> Yes, I apologize for that. Sorry.
> I'm still convinced that you're doing your best to undermine any
> social change in Debian, but I should not let my emotions pour out
> like that.
I have already signed on to the experiment, thanks to Josip. I
_am_ trying to ensure that we do not have the nixceness police create
a right think atmosphere people are scared of, and pointiung out the
pitfalls and various ways which we ought to avoid straight off the
In a socially diverse group, it is easy for any
authoritative group to come out and over-regulate. And in order to be
effective, the group needs have to have some authority, or be
Given that, I am putting up worst case scenarios as my job as
the loyal opposition. This does not mean we should stop trying to
effect a social change; it means we should ensure that the solution
we put into place can never ever veer into my worst case scenarios.
I am trying to fill the shoes of someone helping the process
and trying to keep us honest at the same time.
Dismissing someone who is not all rah! rah! gimme a C! Gimme an
H! gimme an A! gimme an N! Gimme a G! gimme an E! as a whiner,
luser, reactionary, standing in the way of the glorious social
revolution, or plain old obstructionist bodes ill for the ability of
this institution to cater to _all_ its constituents.
Believe me, if I were opposing this, you would know about it.
Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair -- It gives you something
to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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