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Re: sigh

From: Lee Burgess <lefty_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2001-04-03 05:11:24 CEST

Larry McVoy writes:
> On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:56:58PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > Now. You can apologize to me for accusing me of lying, and you can
> > apologize to the Subversion team for trying to piss down their backs
> > -- or you can play tough guy and I can dig up some witnesses and make
> > this *really* humiliating for you. Which is it going to be?
>
> Eric, show some grace for a change. You're pissing all over someone who
> was trying to be friendly. You might stop to think that by doing that,
> you aren't helping your cause any. In fact, you are driving away the
> very person who was helping you. How does that make sense?
>
> Anyway, I absolutely stand by my statement. I did not say what you
> implied, and you aren't going to find any "witnesses" who say otherwise.
>
> Anyone who knows me understands that I learned in grad school that while
> it might be OK to say "that's a stupid idea", it is *never* OK to say
> "you are a stupid and worthless person". That distinction is key.
>
> It is never OK to disparage the person, in fact, if you work at BitMover
> and you do that, you get fired. And I'm not exempt from that rule. That
> is just completely unacceptable. I can't help it if you misunderstood
> my statements, that's your problem. But no amount of blustering on your
> part is going to get me back you up, what you said simply wasn't true.
> --
> ---
> Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm

I say this with the utmost respect for both Larry and Eric as elder
hackers:

Would you two *please* put a cork in it or take it outside or
something?

I am on this list to learn from and sometimes contribute to the
Subversion development community. Therefore I appreciate pretty much
*anything* anyone has to say as it relates to...well...the development
of SUBVERSION.

Guys, I don't give a rat's ass what fscking problems you have with
each other, what who said what about whom, when, where or why. I don't
care what is true or false at this point.

This is the second time you two have displayed your personal
animosities on this list. The first time is okay? Maybe no. The
second time? Now you are both being patently rude not only to each
other but to everyone on the list.

If either one of you is worring about defamation of character, I hate
to break it to you, but you are *both* belittling yourselves, in my
opinion.

Talk to each other and hug. Do 30 paces at sunrise. Build a bridge
and get over it. I don't care what you do, just keep it off the list,
please.

-- 
Lee P. W. Burgess  <<!>>  Manipulate eternity. Power is a symphony:
Programmer         <<!>>  elaborate, enormous, essential.
Red Bean Software  <<!>>  Dream the moment with a fiddle in summer 
lefty@red-bean.com <<!>>  and a knife in winter.
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