[squeak-dev] Let's all be nice - and hey, Election coming soon!
goran at krampe.se
Wed Feb 17 09:37:42 UTC 2010
I am not as active on squeak-dev as I have been previous years BUT... I
am trying to read/skim the most of it.
Now, I am guilty of not having kickstarted the 2010 Election yet. So
this post simply says that hey, I *will* :).
And given the recent discussions about "banning Keith" and endless
discussions around the actions of the SOB during their year of being in
charge - it sure seems like a perfect time to get it all going!
But more of that in my next post, typically late tonight (and I will be
on IRC then too, to discuss some issues about how we should do it this
Now, back to the "Let's all be nice" part:
- I have been *very* proud over the years of our friendly atmosphere
here in Squeak and squeak-dev. That pride is... slightly bruised up. But
I *want* to be proud so *we* (<- all of us) really need to SHAPE UP!
- Keith has worked hard on lots of stuff. I have worked closely with
Keith in the Gjallar project. I both like Keith *and* dislike the stance
he has taken and the subsequent endless negative discussions.
- I also *do* think Brian was too trigger happy with the ban on IRC.
Let's all be more careful with that weapon, ok? But I am not a die hard
IRCer, so the netiqette in these matters are not my expertise.
- I *really* don't support banning Keith from the mailinglist (or any
other resource we use), nor anyone else for that matter, unless they are
total nut jobs. ;)
BUT... I do SINCERELY (for our communitys sake) ask Keith, Randal,
Andreas and all other "primary participants" to take a deep breath and
move *forward*. It has simply gone too far and right now these
discussions mainly just "poison" the community and does not make us
happier. I don't want to "ban the subject" - but it would certainly make
life nicer for all of us if the discussions were done in a friendlier
tone AND of much less volume.
I am CERTAIN that we all want to have the same "good stuff" in the end,
we just disagree on the road to get there. Let's be nice to each other
and make the best of all our efforts, ok?
my 7 cents, Göran
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