Conducting Lubuntu team business in public (was: Re: Disabling lightdm guest login )
geraldrube1 at gmail.com
Tue May 1 16:20:04 UTC 2012
I totally agree we can all learn from different prospectives
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi Jonathon,
> indeed, in any family there will dis-agreements. As you point out, these
> cases are specifically covered in the CoC. How else do we get new ideas?
> "There is more than one way to skin a cat", as the old saying goes .
> Discussing their respective merits is important (although the cats used for
> testing, may disagree!) :)
> On 30 April 2012 10:19, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> On 04/29/2012 05:20 PM, Chris Druif wrote:
>> > Also it doesn't look "professional" when the "experts" are
>> > disagreeing in public. Just my thoughts.
>> On the contrary, I'd suggest that a well run open source community
>> consciously and deliberately conducts as much of its business as
>> possible openly -- "in public". The less that we feel a need to hide
>> concerning how we operate, the more transparent we can be, the better.
>> For more on this as it relates to open source software projects, note
>> that Chapter 2 of the book "Producing Open Source Software" by Karl
>> Fogel includes a section titled "Avoid Private Discussions" that is very
>> relevant. See http://producingoss.com , and in particular see
>> http://producingoss.com/en/setting-tone.html#avoid-private-discussions .
>> Of course, that does not mean we should be impolite or call each other
>> names in public! Well-reasoned polite disagreement about relevant
>> operational and technical matters within the team seems to me to be
>> entirely reasonable and professional.
>> Since we only have one mailing list, and have a community that is spread
>> over many time zones, this one list is where that kind of team-internal
>> discussion is most likely to happen. If the volume of such traffic
>> becomes so large that it impedes use of the list for user questions and
>> issues, we should of course create a new (but still open, public,
>> archived) list to separate it out, as a matter of convenience and
>> Incidentally, in real face to face life, I have been known to disagree
>> with my boss at work sometimes... is that "unprofessional" of me? I
>> think much depends on *how* I disagree -- and I submit that the same is
>> true online for the Lubuntu community. If you ever feel I have been
>> rude to, or personally attacked, anyone in the Lubuntu community, please
>> do "call me out" on that. I've signed the Code of Conduct, and I do my
>> best to operate within it in the Ubuntu community.
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