A question to the Debian community ... (Was: Question for Sam Hocevar "Gay Nigger Association of America")
On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 05:41:03AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Sam Hocevar <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I DID NOT CREATE THIS WEBSITE AND I AM NOT A MEMBER OF THIS ORGANISATION.
> While I appreciate that "member" is almost certainly something without
> any especially well defined meaning, you seem to have had a @gnaa.us
> email address and there's evidence of you having been an operator on
> #gnaa at some point. What distinction do you make between membership and
Hi Matthew, hi fellow Debian developpers, hi Debian community at large,
I am now reacting to this mail, since it is not the first time since the
election that i see Sam attacked over his supposed GNAA sympathies. I
have no idea about sam's relationship with GNAA or not, nor do i
But, this insistence, which comes after the expulsion procedure against
me which was restarted the day after i announced my DPL candidacy, while
i was being utterly silent on the Debian mailing list, gives me a very
very bad feeling.
It seems to me, as if a subset of Debian, which felt threatened by
myself announcing my intentions to candidate as DPL, may also in some
way feel threatened by sam acting as DPL, and there seem to be a lot of
hidden maneuvering and stuff as far as i can tell.
So, do we really want Debian to be a place of political maneuvering,
like what we have seen this past year and more ? I thought the massive
vote in favour of Sam and against Anthony was a clear answer to that,
but it seems some have not yet learned about it, and are still trying to
bring in mafioso-like politicks into debian.