Re: Can we improve things?

On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 18:38 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Julien PUYDT">
> > You've been asked to be more open, don't get annoyed if people are pissed
> > by closed non-answers!
> I'm mostly annoyed at the attitude rather than the questions (even the ones
> that have already been answered). I don't really feel an obligation to give
> answers to people who have negative intent, which I know many onlookers can
> appreciate. I'm writing an email now that will resolve some of these issues,
> with the knowledge that nothing will satisfy those who want negativity more
> than they want resolution. :-)

I'm with Jeff on this one. Even I'm getting frustrated by the attitude
of you guys.

Planet-gnome is Jeff's project. In order to comply with what people want
he's setting up a team of maintainers. That's far more than anybody else
has been asked to do. And some of our core modules are more important

Although yes, pgo is now the public face of GNOME. In my opinion  Jeff
has played an important role in making it become what it has become.
With flaws, yes. Just like how I did things wrong while maintaining my

Doing things wrong is an art of being human.

He's nonetheless willing to do all this and still the attitude here is a
negative one.

Let me remind people that this is a free software community based on
collaboration, friendship and cooperation. Federico at least tried to
ask it in a friendly way.

If you don't like how Jeff maintains, ask the people
controlling the domain start a and maintain it the way
you want it maintained.

Or wait for Jeff's judgement on the issue and let's see how the
maintainers he'll put forward will perform.

If that's bad, you can complain just like how you can complain that
<important for GNOME software package x> is being badly maintained. By
starting a competitor that works better.

You can even fork Jeff's work if you think that's the solution.

I have had enough of this mud slinging. It's getting ridiculous, really.
A lot of people are showing how unprofessional they are.

Philip Van Hoof, freelance software developer
home: me at pvanhoof dot be 
gnome: pvanhoof at gnome dot org

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