Re: Negative statement of intent

From: Manoj Srivastava (
Date: Sun May 26 2002 - 20:30:47 CEST

>>"Michael" == Michael Holzt <> writes:

 Michael> I think people up in the "higher ranks" of debian like Joey really
 Michael> should refrain from such phrases as 'strongly discourage' or at
 Michael> least make clear that they are only pointing out their opinions.

        Umm, so they should censor themselves? Not have an opinion?
 Not express an opinion? And what on earth for? Are we dealing with
 children who can not respect the opinion of tohers? Who get
 intimidated easily? Does that justify censorship?

 Michael> Motivate, not frustrate! It doesn't help to stomp on engaged people
 Michael> who try a last-minute fix of something which has been messed by
 Michael> others.

        Depends on whether it involves going against the principles
 espoused by this project. Those who compromise principles for
 temporary expediency ought to know better.


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