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Re: The prevailing Debian culture

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 02:40:14PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > You don't have to like it, you have to put up with it, and deal with
> > it in a rational manner *regardless* of how much you do or do not
> > like it.
> We HAVE to put up and deal with that every day in our lifes, I mean
> IRL (in real life), outside of the Internet. Don't mind, we're already
> used to it, it won't kill us.
> The problem is that IRL we have no chice, whether we like it or we
> don't, while for a volunteer thing like this is up to us to decide if
> it's worth it or not.  I've not clear my mind yet in that aspect, I'm
> still evaluating pros and cons, so no conclusions yet.

> I think it's rational enough to put in a balance what you give and
> what you get and take your decision from that. I mean, if all I'm
> getting is fightings, trolls, sexism, competitiveness, aggressiveness,
> politics and things like that, well, I don't really have fun with all
> those things. But if I get some support, friendship, cooperativeness,
> something to be proud off, then it's probably worth it.
Well said.

> Maybe I don't have the appropiate personality to join Debian (to be
> honest it's one of the things I'm considering, it's not a complain).
> I'll keep thinking on that. And maybe I'm not the only one standing in
> that point.

Maybe you just have a real life and do not need to emulate one on the

This does not rule out being part of the Debian community in any way.


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