Re: Public request that action be taken at whoever abused their technical power to remove me from the kernel team at alioth.
On Tue, May 29, 2007, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 10:14:23AM +0200, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> > On Tue, May 29, 2007, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > then so be it, debian is better off without such persons whose behaviour
> > > will only hurt the project again one way or another, and should not be
> > > encouraged.
> > These are words of pure wisdom, thank you. Empathy would be the next
> > step to enlightenment.
> Sam, what do you mean by that ? Can we stop playing with words and come
> to a resolution of this ? I have another longer mail in the pipe, please
> read it *AND ACTUALLY REPLY TO THE POINTS I RAISE*.
I mean by that exactly what I wrote. It's not a play on words.
1. You are *absolutely right* in that "Debian is better off without
such persons whose behaviour will only hurt the project". There is no
questioning in that. Whatever the situation, whoever the people, Debian
would be better off *without* people who only hurt the project.
2. You lack empathy. Empathy (« empathie » in French) is the ability
to feel what other people can feel and think. It's not an on/off
ability, it varies with people, with experience, with will, but you
really don't have much of it, are aren't willing to use it.
3. If you managed to acquire empathy, you would reach enlightenment.
You would understand what others are thinking of your behaviour, and why
they are thinking so. You would understand how spamming the lists hurts
Debian, how calling third parties "bastards" hurts Debian. You would
understand why your very statement that "Debian is better off without
such persons whose behaviour will only hurt the project" applies exactly
to you. And you would be enlightened.
As the DPL I want happiness for developers, prosperity for the
project and justice in the community.
But you are not asking for justice, you are asking for revenge and
retalation. And as long as I am the project leader there shall be no
revenge or retalation, and you had better accept it. You do not undo
harm by harming even more.
Your access to the kernel repository has been reinstated and you can
be sure that it will never be mistakenly or deliberately removed again
without a reason. This is justice: the harm was undone, you have aquired
an additional level of protection, and no measures were taken against
your disruptive behaviour.
Everyone can now happily stop posting in this thread and go back to