[CentOS] CentOS Project Infrastructure

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sat Aug 8 22:30:59 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-08-07 at 19:31 -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> <snip>

> Yep, I think it is because people often want to travel straight from A
> to Z without having to go through B, C, D, etc.   Another subset of
> people, "the talkers" want to dictate to the "doers" how things should
> be done, often without wanting to (or perhaps without having the skills
> to) actually do any solid contributions themselves.  They can safely
> just be ignored.  ;o)

I was with you up to that last line. In any organization, *sometimes*
one of the most important skills (if it is lacking in other "community"
members) is that of organizing and motivating and coordinating, ... All
of this is just "talking" (well, planning, etc. - but the results of
that is often only exhibited in "talking").

And what is characterized as "whining" can be seen as folks who
mistakenly believe their input, as a community member (if that's what
the "core" folks choose them to be viewed as) is valued and are trying
to contribute.

I only have one question that I want to add to this gawd-awful thread

Who is the project serving? The "core" themselves or a "community" of
users as well? If that is effectively and accurately answered, then the
dynamics of the relationship(s) between users of the project and the
"core" can be more clearly stated and understood.

My observations in the past has indicated that this is not truly decided
and inculcated in the project's "core" members.

This one definition might have saved 90% of this thread.

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