[CentOS] kernels and irc
jbunnell at belencomputers.com
Thu Jun 5 16:35:18 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 09:19 -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > This is open source etiquette. It differs from business etiquette
> > where you are more than welcoem to berate and yell and holler about
> > things because you're paying someone a lot of money.
> > the etiquette is rudeness to promote open source? is this what you are saying?
> No, the etiquette is that you need to approach developer and volunteers
> as just that -- people who are doing this in their spare time. Do not
> be demanding, go the extra mile yourself ahead of time to seek answers
> on your own, and give these folks the benefit of the doubt if they
> don't act like support staff at RH; it isn't their job.
i have a little familiarity with open source, perhaps more than noted,
and i what i am seeing here is centos saying that since we're not paid,
we dont care. i think there are many projects that would not want this
image. sounds like failure to me. hence, i am not so sure this is
anything to be proud of. anyway, time to move on.
> This part is on you, and is the only part you can control directly. I
> know from experience that more often than not you'll get much more
> helpful and open responses back if you use the above approach.
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