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Re: Candidate questions: expulsions process

Murdock Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:

> If you want to debate grand ideas: What role should
> socio-religious views play in the Debian project?
> Would using differences in beliefs about death
> as a motive to call for expulsion (as threatened in
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/01/msg00929.html
> and explained in
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/01/msg00968.html )
> be good for Debian if it happens? If it's OK to expel some DDs
> for holding minority beliefs and therefore improve the cultural
> homogeneity of the project, what beliefs should it be done for?
> On Deaths? Births? Sexuality? Churches? Prayer? Business ethics?

For those who can't read -private, Andrew's claims are untrue - 
objections are voiced due to the manner in which Andrew voiced his 
beliefs, not the beliefs in and of themselves. Nobody believes that 
Andrew should be expelled from the project because he believes that 
death should be a celebration of the fact that somebody is no longer 
constrainted by their mortality. People believe that Andrew should be 
expelled because he managed to turn a simple notice of the death of a 
Debian contributor into a several hundred message flamewar.

> Replies to final paragraph to -project, please, else direct.

Clearing up misleading claims should be done in the same forum as the 
misleading claims.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.vote@srcf.ucam.org
My preferred name is "you"

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