RE: Debian and Politeness
Also, too: the way I understood it is possibly or amongst other
things as a reference to an article published in New Media & Society
which was mentioned on this list I think a few months ago. The
article (whose exact title and author evades me right now but I
could produce it if required) said that while FOSS is _supposed_ to
be purely meritocratic a case could be made that arguments are won
not just on the merits but also because of the more or less vehement
/ aggressive style of the communication. So meritocracy was said to
be inflected by traditional male communicational values (prove your
worth through verbal jousting etc).
I do get that as well!
Thanks for your answer.
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