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Re: Censorship in Debian

Daniel Pocock wrote:

> the DPL became frustrated, started making disparaging comments to
> other people about my competence and I feel he has become increasingly
> vindictive towards me in private. A-H have seen some of that and done
> nothing to intervene.
> If this project, through its leader, can be so out of touch with human
> decency to treat a developer with such extraordinary disrespect and
> contempt
> giving me the feeling that Debian (or simply Lamb) had deliberately
> exploited and used me until all GSoC loose ends were tied up and then
> put me out with the trash.
> I would hate for anybody else to be put through what Lamb has
> done in my situation.

Whilst I was intending to follow Raphael's advice regarding engaging
in this discussion I am unfortunately compelled to provide some

I was deeply saddened and confused to read your message given the
amount of time and energy we have expended in interacting so
constructively over the years. It came as quite a surprise.

Unfortunately, what you wrote is — at best — an entirely misleading
characterisation of the situation.

I am further disappointed that you took an approach that could
regrettably be considered as manipulative. You are well-aware that I
have been nothing but scrupulous and gentlemanly with regards to your
personal privacy and thus I would refuse to cite any outside or
otherwise offer any objective rebuttals to your claims on a public

However, for the avoidance of all doubt, I repudiate your suggestions
in the strongest possible terms and I cordially invite you to withdraw
your statements.

In the interests of reducing the temperature I will refrain from any
further participation in this thread. I genuinely wish you all the
best in what you are looking for.


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby@debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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