Re: message from Sven Luther
On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 11:04:01AM -0300, Guilherme de S. Pastore wrote:
> Em Sex, 2007-06-29 às 15:51 +0200, Robert Millan escreveu:
> > The message is political in nature, but its tone is not something that I
> > would find offensive or rude.
> I personally think this has already been discussed ad nauseam for the
> past months, without any indication that a reasonable outcome would be
> possible - otherwise we wouldn't have got where we got, IMHO - and that
> it is an unnecessary burden on the project's productivity since the last
To clarify, in the message Sven doesn't talk about himself at all. He just
makes points about his opinion on the "Social Committe" proposal. They could
be points made by anyone else.
> > Sven also told me that if nobody will forward it, he will "make it by the
> > slashdot way". Whatever that means, I don't personaly think being publicly
> > discredited by our mistakes is something we want as a community.
> I'm sorry, but in my dictionary that translates as blackmail. *THAT* I
> don't think the Debian Project or any of its members should accept. If
> he is overly prejudicial or distorts the facts in public, we might just
> as well respond to them, either with words or with actions. It's surely
> a lot of work and headache, but I think it's better than accepting these
Please excuse me for not representing him properly in my previous mail. He
asked me to clarify that this wasn't at all intended as a threat.
> > OTOH, I can understand why a person
> > who has been forcibly silenced would react this way.
> But I don't think the silencing is to blame either, as I guess we are
> well aware of the reason why he was forcibly silenced.
Blame is meaningless here. Someone who's been forcibly silenced will try
to find other ways to speak out. It's a very human behaviour, and wether
he's right or not about what he has to say doesn't change this.
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