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Re: [OT] aggressiveness on our mailing lists.

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 09:57:28AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 03:44:01PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
> > 
> >         his is silly
> Manoj,
> I hesitated between answering in public or private, but since there are
> planned discussions at Debconf about aggressivity on the mailing lists, I
> will do it in public.
> In case you had any doubt about it, let me confirm: it hurts to read that
> kind of answer.

I'm sorry, but in any discussion it is perfectly reasonable to sometimes
say that an idea is not a very good one. Note that there is a difference
between 'you are silly' and 'this is silly'. Manoj said the latter (one
minor typo notwithstanding).

If calling ideas silly is no longer allowed, then I am all for booting
out all non-European developers from the project (because their laws

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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