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Re: Questions from the Subversion 1.6 Preview event in Berlin

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:06:02 +0100

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 06:21, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Neels Janosch Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:
>>> Tuesday saw the first day of the Subversion 1.6 Preview (in Berlin),
>>> organized by CollabNet and elego. Everything went well, and there were a lot
>> I'll repeat my earlier comments - yet again, we're having "community"
>> events being organized with zero notification and collaboration with
>> the actual community.  -- justin
> Justin, I think you're reading something more than is really present.

Now you're reading more than is present :-)

I'm assuming Justin is like myself in thinking, "shit. that woulda
been neat to know about and possibly attend." ... NOT "damn. that
shouldn't have happened without our permission." Your entire reply is
as if Justin said it *should not* have happened, when I suspect is was
more like *why couldn't the rest of us have been involved?*

I mean... this even has a Capitalized Name. And apparently Tuesday was
just the first day.

Or maybe it was just for elego and CN customers. Fine. Cool. But when
the first line of an email talks about an Event, then my first thought
is "huh? what event? why wasn't I invited? I like SVN. I think I could
have contributed in some way. I woulda been interested to talk to
these people." (and after reading the report about wc-ng, I think it
was mischaracterized, so I *really* would have wished to have been

So all that said, your email is right in that we cannot and should not
attempt to control any happenings around Subversion. But I suspect
you're preaching to the choir, and Justin wasn't saying that at all.
It just seems weird when there is an event that seems/appears/sounds
like a "community" event, and we have NO IDEA that it is happening. I
cannot imagine any community event that would NOT want our
participation (our == the devs), so why aren't we hearing about these


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