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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Up rather early; poked at mail; bought some RAM to try to
take advantage of the (apparently) low price. Interviewing.
I like Matthew Garret a lot, and have huge respect for his
work, and I'm glad that he has the right to fork too. What concerns me
most about his suitability for any leadership role - is not
his impassioned feminism (I like to learn from and interact with spicy views) -
but his eagerness to condone
the sort of shameful,
ochlocratic, attacks on people - hounded from their
jobs - on the basis that they don't happen to share his political views.
Apparently it's open-season for advocating glass ceilings for those
whose views you don't like: so let me follow suit.
Personally, I can cope with some unpleasant language (cf. the casual
mjg scatology & (2nd hand / ironic?) 'deepthroating' metaphore in his post);
and vigorous venting of frustration at me from time to time (though I would note that the
totemic examples of Linus' apparent vituperative I've seen in the press
are rather dated) - indeed, Sarah writes of
being allowed to get away with subtle sexist or homophobic jokes -
apparently a tad hard to pin down.
I'm certain that I thoroughly disagree with Linus on all manner of political
and religious topics,
but who cares ? I'm sure that Linus (and the kernel community) wouldn't hold my
personal views against any of my patches (as/when I have time for some): I guess
that's the professionalism I value most - a focus on the technology. Personally,
I'm attracted to places where free communication is allowed (even if it sadly
ends up reading like an outraged trashy newspaper). As a bootnote - my hope is
that LibreOffice provides a much friendlier place for people to get involved -
the freedom to give offense doesn't have to be over-exercised to be present.
More interviews; interesting; closed a couple of VclPtr bugs.
Robert around in the evening - great to see him.
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In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences
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