Sidebar on intemperate language
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at samba-tng.org
Tue Jan 8 13:33:51 GMT 2002
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 03:06:34PM -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > now, unfortunately, jeremy and andrew are failing to provide
> > suitable leadership and a suitable development environment,
> > and have - and are - actively _dis_couraging people - not just
> > myself - from being able to participate in samba development.
> That's not my experience: Jeremy and Andrew
> have been very helpful to me, and open to
> my contributions.
> Andrew in particular was kind enough to
> exhaustively review the "Using Samba" draft
> and comment on all the technical errors
> or unclear descriptions. Ok, that's hard
> on the ego, but it's **VALUABLE**.
> And they've always been polite, even when they
> though I was a raving idiot (;-))
ah, but you are not challenging them.
try telling them that they are doing a very
bad job, in areas where they think they know
you'll soon find that you come across major obstacles.
try then pursuing that path for a further three years,
and you'll be in a similar position to the one that i am in.
similar, but probably better off.
> > it's bluntly obvious to me that samba is being controlled by
> > a small minority of people who are unsuited to and "DON'T CARE"
> > about moving the future of unix and linux forward, using samba
> > as a tool to end microsoft's anti-competitive practices.
> My impression is that Samba was a file and printer
> sharing program and, dare I suggest, without
> an agenda.
and the agenda i follow, samba is a really small and part,
at the bottom of the dependency list.
not one of the projects i wish to see be completed can be
completed without this work, which is why i gave up pursuing
this two years past, for fear of losing my sanity and happiness
and my life.
> I tend to agree that one should act to make
> anti-competitive practices ineffective, but
> I don't agree to such an extent as to engage
> in insult when someone disagrees strongly.
i use such intemperate language to express my feelings
on the matter.
insomuch as i have no investment to protect, i am
at liberty to choose how and what i say.
where i consider it appropriate to use such language
to qualify my statements and my opinion of the people
involved, i will do so.
i also thank the people who have advised me to moderate
my language in order to reach a wider audience.
every time that i discuss these issues,
i find this very difficult to do, and i apologise if anyone
takes offense at statements made by me that are qualified
in such a way.
the only thing i can recommend to people is to remember
that such comments are not directed personally at you,
and to not therefore _take_ them personally.
and to remember that this is supposed to be an information-free
> [1. Although I need to re-raise the self-check code!]
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