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Re: Paths into Debian

On 24/09/13 at 08:37 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Mon, September 23, 2013 14:46, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > Did you tag them 'gift'?
> > https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/GiftTag
> This may just be me, as it's very personal, and no offense intended at
> you, but I really detest the name 'gift' of that tag and that prevents me
> from using it.
> Tagging something 'gift' gives me a really condescending association,
> where the Big Maintainer has been so kind to hand out a 'gift' of doing
> work to the little newbie who should be grateful to receive it. Because
> these are the connotations of the word gift to me: that people should feel
> happy to receive it, while actually we should be happy if people do work
> for the project.

Yeah, the 'gift' name was intended the other way around: make a gift to
Debian. But I see how it can be misunderstood.

> I realize this is absolutely not your intention in naming this tag and
> also that it's highly subjective matter. I'm raising it only because it
> prevents me from using it. If it's just me, than that's that.

We could try to tune documentation into either clarifying the 'gift'
name, or diminishing its importance (by hiding the name where it's
not strictly needed).


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