[ubuntu-studio-devel] Apologies

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Thu Jul 14 11:47:59 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016, at 10:23 AM, Set Hallstrom wrote:
> 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.

I also apologize for the language and attitude that was used on my part.

> 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
> mistakes.
> 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,

Thanks for this! 

I at least don't see any reason why the project should not be able to
continue and improve with such an open minded attitude. And, surely, we
are all human and we all make mistakes from time to time.

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