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Re: Question to the candidates

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:49:53PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> As a developer, how do you embody the spirit and culture that has made
> Debian a great operating system?

I think I'm a person who's not afraid to try something if I think it
will improve the project in some way. I'm also not afraid to back out if
I made a mistake; I've done so on several occasions. This is similar to
how Debian keeps its mistakes and problems in public -- we even made
that part of our social contract.

I do not really embody the 'spirit and culture' of flaming people
(although there have been exceptions), but I don't think that's a great

> If elected DPL, how will you inspire the same in others?

Passively, by example; Actively, by (politely) challenging people who
are working in what I feel to be a counterproductive way, and by
encouraging others to do the same.

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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