[CentOS] CentOS Project Infrastructure

Marko A. Jennings markobiz at bluegargoyle.com
Sun Aug 9 00:54:48 UTC 2009

On Sat, August 8, 2009 8:44 pm, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Marko A. Jennings wrote:
>> On Sat, August 8, 2009 4:04 pm, Lanny Marcus wrote:
>>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Robert<lists07 at abbacomm.net> wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> please stop poking the bears...  ;->
>>>> it isn't productive and many of you that are critical of CentOS and
>>>> the
>>>> people running it should just move on and go away as asked
>>> +1      How easy it is to criticize people who have put in a
>>> tremendous amount of hours, without pay, working on the CentOS
>>> project. There is always room for improvement, but the criticism from
>>> those who have not put in the hours over the past years is not
>>> deserved.
>> Lanny,
>> Your statement implies that people that have not contributed to a
>> certain
>> goal cannot possibly have a good suggestion.  Following that line of
>> thought, we should all shut up and let our respective governments do
>> whatever they please because most of us have not been public servants.
>> And even if the suggestion (or criticism, as lots of suggestions have
>> been
>> labeled as of lately) is not valid, there are kinder and more polite
>> ways
>> of responding to them than those we have experienced in this thread.
>> Marko
>> Following that line of thought, we should all shut up and let our
>> respective governments do whatever
> CentOS is not a government or a Democracy ... it was not designed to be.
>  It is a product that we produce for people to use or not use.
> They get to choose to participate in the mailing lists, the forums, etc.>

> They get to choose to donate money or servers or bandwidth to the project.
> They do NOT get to tell us what to build, when to build it, how to use
> donated resources, etc.  Just like I don't get to login to your servers
> and do what I want when you use CentOS.

Where exactly have I said, or even implied that?  All I have tried to
convey is that when people offer suggestions, they ought to be considered
and answered in a polite manner.  As I said before, it's not what is being
said, but rather how.

Do we agree on this?

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