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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RESULT]: Accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9 (Was: Re: VOTE: accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9)
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:10:54 GMT

On 24 Feb 2009, at 14:02, Noah Slater wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:48:31PM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
>> On 24/02/2009, at 10:34 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 10:14:04PM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
>>>> I'm a bit confused about this. Excuse me while I tread carefully.  
>>>> It
>>>> seems that the community vote is clearly a majority to accept the
>>>> patch.
>>>> If the end result of this vote is that we don't follow that vote
>>>> because
>>>> it's only the PMC vote that counts, doesn't that mean that  
>>>> community
>>>> votes are irrelevant?
>>>
>>> Anthony, I am upset that you seem to be wanting to cause trouble
>>> again.
>>
>> It was a question Noah.
>>
>> Your characterization of my intent as being 'to cause trouble', and
>> furthermore 'again', is entirely erroneous.
>
> No, it most certainly was not just a question.
>
> Instead of asking how community votes would be factored into the  
> final result,
> you constructed a hypothetical that frames the PMC as a  
> dictatorship, doing as
> it pleases regardless of community feedback. You then use this  
> hypothetical to
> draw the absurd conclusion that "community votes are irrelevant" and  
> then seek
> an explicit refutation.
>
> You have consistently used this style of framing. It seems that you  
> presume the
> worst in people and processes instead of giving us the courteous  
> benefit of the
> doubt. It has been consistently pointed out to you that this causes  
> offence and
> unnecessary friction, and you have been politely asked to think  
> about other ways
> of approaching constructive discussion.

+1

Jan
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