[CentOS-devel] Back on CentOS-devel to get some git.centos.org improvements

Mon Jul 7 10:40:32 UTC 2014
Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org>

On 07/06/2014 09:06 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 9:04 PM, Chris St. Pierre
> <chris.a.st.pierre at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's been a lot of discussion on this, which is surprising given that
>> this is the wrong place for it.  Maybe next we can discuss how to improve
>> AutoYAST or IIS.
>> Some people seem to have forgotten that CentOS, despite the recent change in
>> employment status of several of its core members, is the *downstream*
>> rebuilder.  They get their sources via git.centos.org from a prominent North
>> American Linux reseller, just like the rest of us.
>> Read that again: CentOS is not special.  They are *consumers* of the
>> sources, not the producers.
> They are special.  Various members of the CentOS team are now Red Hat
> employees (http://seven.centos.org/2014/06/congratulations-to-red-hat-for-rhel7/)
> Do keep up with curent events.

Yes. They pay the salary for some of us. We're STILL not special, and we
STILL don't have the ability to reach in and influence the business
units. We've said that time and again as well.

Do try to keep up when you're telling others to keep up.

Now, the point of saying that was to say this: Lets at least pretend to
be civil on this list. You've come storming into the list, with a
condescending attitude, talking down to several. Do you honestly feel
that being an asshole on the list helps your cause? If the merits of
your argument are sound, it'll speak for itself. Being an asshole
actually HURTS your cause and weakens your argument.

Please be civil on the list.

Jim Perrin
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