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Re: Post Commit Code Formatting

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-06-22 23:10:55 CEST

Not much in the way of flames, but I just ran across this quip...

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to
build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying
to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

As I read through the persistence of the original poster, I feel more
and more like this is the truth...

btw - Yankees suck (almost as bad as the Mets)

Regards,
Frank

Durfee, Bernard wrote:

>>>Yes and yes. Each need should be recognized. But the work of the
>>>'core'
>>>
>>>
>>OK, so it's your belief that each and every single request
>>from anyone should be individually both recognized, and discussed,
>>
>>
>both
>
>
>>meaningfully, and productively.
>>
>>
>
>Yes, in fact this discussion is a perfect example. It seems that there
>is quite a lot of free-time in the hands of the participants of this
>list to discuss into the minutia of each and every topic that arises.
>Although I think it would be more productive to stay focused on issues
>that affect the project directly.
>
>
>
>>I look forward to being on the mailing list of your next FS/OS
>>
>>
>project.
>
>Certainly, it would be a benefit to have someone involved that has so
>much time to discuss the issues.
>
>
>
>>Now I have one more question. Do you believe, if a user should feel
>>dissasisfied at any point during this process of recognizing and
>>discussing their individual needs, for instance, if they feel
>>as if they have not been addressed with sufficient respectfulness by
>>
>>
>one of the
>
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>>developers seeing to their desires, do you feel it is
>>appropriate for the user to insult or lecutre a developer about how
>>
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>they have
>
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>>stepped out of line, and perhaps provide examples of how they should
>>
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>correspond more
>
>
>>politely?
>>
>>
>
>Absolutely. Just as it is useful for the individuals in the user
>community to contribute enhancement suggestions, designs and
>implementations. It is just as useful for those same individuals in the
>user community to suggests improvements in the manner of interaction
>between the developers and the users. Open-source thrives off of
>collaboration, which extends beyond simply suggest, design and
>implement. Productive interactions between the developers and the user
>community will always lead to a higher quality product. Which I believe
>is a common goal among all involved.
>
>Bernie
>
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Received on Wed Jun 22 23:32:36 2005

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