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[school-discuss] Re: Politeness and maturity

on Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 06:47:05PM -0500, Doug Loss (drloss@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> OK folks, this is the final notice.  Michael Dean, your attack on
> Karsten Self was uncalled for.  Karsten wasn't making any comments about
> you specifically, but about the problems I occasionally inadvertently
> insert in my approvals and forwardings of emails from unsubscribed
> addresses to the list.  If you don't refrain from such ad hominem
> attacks I will summarily unsubscribe you from this list.  I don't like
> to have to enforce civility, but if you can't act like adults I will.
> Tom Adelstein, I don't think anyone else has any particular problem with
> Karsten having opinions about his preferred software.  I certainly
> don't.  You don't have to agree with everything he, or anyone, says, but
> you should read and give consideration to their thoughts.  If you want
> to post thoughtful disagreements to him that's fine, but something on
> the nature of agree with me or be quiet isn't such a post.
> Karsten, I understand advocacy and have occasionally been guilty of
> over-the-top rhetoric myself.  (No!  Not you, Doug! :)) )  You might
> want to tone down the paeans of praise for your preferred distros and
> apps. 
> Folks, I take a long time to get irritated, but it's happened.  I will
> now enforce civility here.  Don't make me have to unsubscribe you!

Thanks for the injection of sanity/civility, Doug.

I'm genuinely trying to assist in what appears to be a well-intended
attempt to move a school district in my area toward GNU/Linux.
Particulars on both hardware and district would be useful.

On technical matters:  I call 'em like I see 'em, sometimes a little too
loudly.  My main gripes are access to docs -- if you've got any sway at
Novell in this regard, pass on the info.

As for the column....  Good idea ;-)


Karsten M. Self <kmself@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    GNOME development seems to be in low orbit around an extrasolar planet.
    Way out of touch with reality, and no interest in phoning home.
    - http://zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/2003-October/007724.html

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