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Re: go to the principal's office (was: Re: sigh)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-04-03 12:53:29 CEST

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 06:28:08AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>:
> > Talk about Subversion, or don't post. Period.
> For God's sake, Greg. Larry accuses me of *lying* and you say you're
> impressed with his professionalism and expect me to roll over?

I felt he was more even-headed. Not impressed, not necessarily professional.
I don't expect you to "roll over," but I expect you to tone down the vitriol
in your posts. Seriously, what's the deal with talk about sueing for libel?
This is a development list.

Larry at least has had the decency to *apologize* to the list members for
the intrusion. Whether he is right or wrong, he has recognized that many of
us are pissed, and it is directly/indirectly his fault.

> If that's your attitude, there's clearly no future in my presence here
> and I'll just go away. Take ten deep breath and then, if you still think
> I'm obligated to take crap like that, unsubscribe me.

I won't unsubscribe anybody. I expect people to act courteously. If you can
do that, then please stay and help us. If you decide that you can't, then
you can choose to leave. But I'm not about to be autocratic.

Since this list was created last August, there have been three incidents
where (offlist) we've gone, "what the hell is up with that?" Two have arisen
from your posts/threads, the third was yesterday with the guy blowing smoke
about the "filesystem" and the Subversion name.

My point is that this list has historically been a forum where people have
treated each other decently, calmly, and stuck to technical issues rather
than personal issues. Heated discussions? Absolutely. Talk about lawsuits?
Liars? Fabrications? Not at all.

I value your technical contribution, Eric, and want to see that continue. I
detest the personal issues that you have brought to this forum, and want to
see that stopped.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:27 2006

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