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Re: 23.0.60; M-( and M-) should not be bound in ESC map

From: Thomas Lord
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; M-( and M-) should not be bound in ESC map
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:03:20 -0700
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Glenn Morris wrote:
I don't like the "poisonous people" tag, but the following has some
valid points:


    The premise for their talk was: Attention and focus are your
    scarce resources and you need to protect them. Poisonous people
    tend to distract communities and scatter the attention and focus
    of the people who should continue developing new features or
    fixing bugs. Communities must avoid deadlock by not letting people
    derail forward progress. For instance, people in the community can
    ask endless questions or focus on perfection (in a design or
    feature set) and bogart the attention of developers.

People use that rubbish as a tool of oppression. It isn't the right approach.

Don't objectify others in such ways, please.

Every case is different.   You can not polarize the population that way and
then make up rule for how to treat those who you consider to be inferior.

If you are doing something in public and the rest of the public is making it
difficult, then maybe the problem lies with you.

Meanwhile, that stuff from O'Reilly is mostly about how to manage a
commercially sponsored "open source" project in such a way as to maximize
your ability to extract gratis labor from the "community".


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