Statement from the MOTU Council about Marco Rodrigues

Ming Hua minghua at
Sat Feb 2 06:24:26 GMT 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 02:16:54PM +0000, João Luís Marques Pinto wrote:
> > Just for the record, I appreciate that he has been banned.
> It is very sad one some gets banned, presumably for the lack of
> quality/patient on his effort to collaborate.
> It is very sad that someone cares to "record" it, without presenting
> anything positive about such record.

I don't see why it's sad if someone cares to "record" it.  And although
I'm not a native English speaker, my understanding of "just for the
record" is that Stefan wants to formally express his support for the
banning, which is not really "recording" anything.

> It is very sad when other people translate a council advice "ask Marco
> Rodrigues to refrain" into a "ban him everywhere", certainly we are getting
> back some centuries on the "social being" conscience.

First, it's not "ban him everywhere", only on IRC, and only on
development related channels.

I think banning is very appropriate if Marco could not do what the
council suggested him to, i.e. "refrain from contributing to Ubuntu
Development".  Although I don't know the exact incident that caused this
banning, if it is the same kind of things Marco used to do in IRC
channels, I also thank and support this banning.


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