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Re: What do you think of Tolvalds words about FOSS needing more people good at mediating instead of calming tone and attitude?

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 07:53:47AM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:55:23PM +0100, Amaya wrote:
> > Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> > > "Torvalds said that the open source movement might simply need more
> > > "people who are good at mediating," as opposed to asking developers to
> > > calm their own tone or attitude."

> > Meadiating in conflict is good, but it also helps if the tone is kept
> > respectful to begin with. And sauna :)

> Mediation could be compared with code review: it's excellent to have,
> but it's useless if people aren't trying to be their best to start
> with, or aren't interested in improving.

This. Absolutely this to infinity.


Patty Langasek
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