[ubuntu-studio-devel] Apologies

Set Hallstrom set at ubuntustudio.org
Thu Jul 14 08:23:39 UTC 2016

Hi all,

First of all: i am very sorry things went so sour in that discussion. I
feel i owe everyone an apology: I apologize for letting my own feelings
take the lead. Kaj, Jimmy and the group as a hole.

Who wants to work with a grumpy extremist with static ways? Not me.

Many of the blames i formulated were probably aimed at myself: i
understand this project is not the place to push my freesoftware
philosophy agenda in 7 steps, to Set us free, hackers, to Set us free. I
understand i need to leave discussions open for solutions in an
inclusive way for the benefit of the team and the users, over the
benefit of my personal integrity. I realize i tend to be triggered by
the idea of using mainstream media, and i will work on that. While i
admit still being in the midst of a thought process, for now i can say
this: i do understand it is up to the community in its entirety; users
and devels a-like to decide how, when, why and what tools we use. Not up
to my personal beliefs to determine what is appropriate or not for our
project. This is our project, not mine.

I understand i came across as an extremist/purist/grumpycat, but i
assure you i am not. I am just a pingnu perfectly comfortable with the
compromises Ubuntu does in order to enable the community to welcome
users of all levels of computer literacy. If i wasn't comfortable with
this, i wouldn't be here to begin with. TBH with you and myself, i'm
still working on understanding what made me allow myself to be stubborn
and exclusive, and while at the moment i might not be in the brightest
most secure position in my life away from keyboard, i will work hard to
address it and to make sure i do not get the community mixed up with my
moods again.

I reached out fairly soon the to community council to ask for help but
they haven't responded yet. In all sincerity, i'm glad they didn't get
back ASAP, because it let me marinate in my mess for a moment giving me
time to get back down and reflect upon my own behavior. But i look
forward to develop contact with them because i think they have
experiences, tools and ideas we may benefit from. I do not plan to bail
on you, unless that would be the desire/best-interest of the group and i
hope you will give me the chance to show you that i can learn from my

Hopefully, from here we will be able to move forward to release yet
another great version of Ubuntu Studio in happy collaboration, without
leaving any mess under the rugg...

Yours sincerly,

Set Hallstrom aka sakrecoer

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