Re: Vulgar posts by novell email address? was: OT: Incredible Rudenessin Evolution Bugzilla
From: Johnathan Bailes (johnathan.bailes_at_gmail.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 08:24:49 -0500 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <email@example.com>
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 20:53:33 -0500, Rob Rosenthal
> "OK, wait just a minute there, Marco.
> This developer is a F/OSS guru and has contributed tons to the Linux
> community. Your escalating this to the brass at Novell can easily cause
> a pretty minor issue to get blown way out of proportion. So for all of
> his hard work you might very well cause him serious trouble. Is that
> how you reward a guy who has done so much for Linux and Open Source? "
> Kudos to notzed for his wonderful contributions. Now he needs a kick in
> the a** to adjust his crappy attitude.
> Sorry to burst anyone's hacker-worshipping bubbles, but that's like
> saying the high school star quarterback should get a pass when he gives
> some band geek a swirlie. If you act like a jerk-off, you're a jerk-off
> regardless of whether you also happen to make positive contributions to
> "the community." If this guy is such a valuable asset, get him an
> "interpreter" and keep him away from customers. Would you accept this
> type of treatment from the cashier at McDonald's?
> Why do people seem to think talent = license to do whatever the hell you
Why do people think like this? Because society has given them that
example over and over again. Talent and cash are important than being
civil didn't you get the memo?
Oh yeah, people say that education is to be valued and then give
example after example where teachers are protrayed as evil and
vindictive in pop culture and my wife wonders as a teacher why parents
treat teachers so badly. Look at the Time magazine cover this month.
This is the kind of juvenile behavior that gives linux the RTFM
reputation it has despite too much time so many of us have spent
googling and screwing around with our computers trying to answer other
folks questions in mailing lists like this.
Ugh. Of course, I have had moments I remember this thread I started
on a mailing list. The title was supposed to catch people's attention
but all it did was tick people off even though the content was just a
re-hashing or laundry list of things that get covered on the lists all
the time but never got into a FAQ.
Then again I don't think I used that kind of language.
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