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Re: The prevailing Debian culture

On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 03:07:40PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 03:49:26PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> > 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.
> Funny how so many people disagree with you publically and repeatedly.

Expanding upon that: I was in no sense talking about my experience at
any point in that mail. As a Discordian, I am essentially immune to
most of it and therefore don't remember it; I simply *do not care*
what other people say about me.

Rather, I was summarising my observations of the rest of the
project. What I described is something that people like to complain
about a lot (but most have more sense than to suggest that it can or
should change). It is difficult to read any long thread on a Debian
list without finding somebody complaining about it.

A fair number of developers don't notice it, presumably because they
aren't really bothered by it. That's consistent with what I said and a
reasonable position to take. Most of the rest do notice it, but aren't
*hugely* bothered by it. It's simply not relevant to their motivation
for working on <whatever>.

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