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Re: Question to all candidates: How would you enforce Debian Community Guidelines?

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 01:40:44AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 05:26:36PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 06:47:13PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > However, as one of my initial actions as DPL, I do intend to submit a
> > > post to debian-devel-announce with a set of guidelines for people to
> > > follow when flamewars happen (and when they don't, in order to avoid
> > > them).

> > Why is sending such a mail conditional on you being elected DPL?

> > How would the content of this mail differ from such a mail if you sent it as
> > non-DPL, and why?

> "Hi, I'm J. Random Developer, and I encourage all of you to abide by
> these rules"

> vs

> "Hi, I'm the DPL, and I encourage all of you to abide by these rules"

> I don't think the former would work very well; but I believe the latter
> could.

I don't think either would work very well.  I could be mistaken, but I think
that would be unfortunate, because that would only reinforce the idea of
doing what the DPL says because he's the DPL instead of because he's made a
persuasive case.

So the only change you would make to the content when sending such a message
as DPL vs. a normal developer would be "Hi, I'm the DPL"?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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