Re: Debian and Politeness
2013/5/27 Angela Fuß <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> As I do not know the Debian Community very well so far I cannot say anything
> about meritocracy and elitism in Free Software Communities or in Debian.
Just for the record, I'm not against meritocracy. I think meritocracy
-real meritocracy- is a good thing. I was just mainly moving this
debate towards a public list. Meritocracy is a good value, but it's
not the only one. Also, take into account that there is never a pure
meritocracy, there are many other factors interfering.
> I am mainly a user but as my man is a Debian Developer and together we work
> with schools in Germany that use Debian Edu I am very interested in the
> Debian and Free Software Community (for more information see
> As I get your commitment to politeness, inclusiveness and human values,
> Miry, my question is:
> What would you really like to have in the Debian Community? What would you
> like to do about the situation? And how could we others help you to fulfil
> your interest and standing?
I was just opening the debate for everyone to participate. The main
question would be: is technical capacity the only important thing in
the Debian Community, or should other things taken into account, like
the capacity to work with other people. I don't have the answer.