Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines
- From: Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org>
- To: Lefty (石鏡 ) <lefty shugendo org>
- Cc: Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org>, foundation-announce gnome org, foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Speaker Guidelines
- Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:42:43 +0200
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Lefty (石鏡 ) <lefty shugendo org> wrote:
> On 6/25/10 2:21 AM, "Patryk Zawadzki" <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
>> It would be better if GNOME defined a precise set of rules (ie. "don't
>> mention religion"). As for the hazy areas, common sense is a better
>> judge than a set of written rules. If someone does something grossly
>> inappropriate just don't invite them to further events.
> The difficulty with "precise sets of rules", is that anything that someone
> didn't manage to explicitly think up in advance is "fair game" as long as it
> doesn't _precisely_ run afoul of one of those rules.
> And when someone _does_ manage to find something which actually offends
> everyone in the audience, but which wasn't envisioned beforehand, there's no
> basis for complaint at all: it's not "against the rules".
Did you miss the common sense part? If the rules are vague, everything
can be proved to be "against the rules".
I believe the rules were defined to stop RMS from making jokes. If you
don't like his sense of humor, don't invite him. You don't have to ban
all kinds of jokes and sarcasm along the way.
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