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Re: The prevailing Debian culture

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 02:23:43PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> What you will encounter in Debian, and free software development in
> general, is nothing like you will encounter in the mundane
> world. There will be an endless stream of accusations and
> recriminations from other Debian developers, from upstream developers,
> and from users, who will turn out to be the single most stupid and
> ungrateful group of people you will ever encounter.

Your experience does not match the experience of the rest of us.

> Nobody cares when you do something right; it's expected. Everybody
> cares when you do something wrong, or too late, or not at all, and
> they will make sure that everybody is aware of this. They will also
> complain about how you are doing it to them.
> They do not care about you, your habits, or your problems, and they
> never will. All they care about is the result. They are intelligent
> and analytical and they will notice everything, sooner or later.

"They" == Andrew Suffield :)


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