Re: The prevailing Debian culture
On Sat, 2004-08-21 at 09:22, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > I don't see anyone proposing changing the fundamental Debian culture. It would
> > be extremely cheeky to even consider it! "Hi, I'm new here, and I want to be
> > part of your club, but first you have to completely change everything!" :)
> The comments of some of the women on this list have been taken that way, and
> not just by people who want to find fault with this list. After so much
> hand-waving about how perception is reality, I hope you see the problem.
I can see how that is a problem, and I can also see (from one of your
responses to me) that I am one of those whose comments have been taken
I trust/hope that after my clarification comment, that perception has
been corrected? I still don't see HOW my comment was taken that way, but
I have seen so many people not see how their comments seemed trollish
and intentionally aggravating that I can accept I may have said
For the record: I wished only to draw attention to a possible problem,
so that those who are familiar with the existing culture can determine
whether and/or how to fix the possible problem. Not to stomp my foot
petulantly and say 'change this right now'.
"Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture
you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.
My book 'Essential CVS': published by O'Reilly in June 2003.