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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Reverting commits [was: Re: svn commit: r1441659 - /openoffice/site/trunk/templates/sidenav.mdtext
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2013 02:14:57 GMT
On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
>> Da: Andrea Pescetti
> ...
>>Joe Schaefer wrote:
>>> This tempest in a teapot is not about
>>> a wayward revert as you did not completely
>>> back out the commit- you just patched it.
>>Exactly. It is rather clear from here:
>>Dave adds a link to the site and includes a (R) too, but the reason
for the commit was to add the link (see log).
>>Rob does not change the link, but removes the (R) over legal concerns and informs
the list.
>>I don't see anything bad here.
> I don't see a big issue around the partial revert but I do see an attitude problem.
> We are building a community every day and everyone, especially PMC members,
> are expected to be politically correct and give other participants space and respect.
> So, if you are planning to revert someone elses change and it's really urgent please
> take the time and write a polite message *before* reverting saying:
> "Hello Dave, I think this is a really bad idea, I will revert it for now and we can discuss
> this issue with legal@."

Actually, I did explain this in the BZ issue for this item, and I did
this **two weeks ago**:

> These bullying in the lines of "I reverted it .. and I will do it again" is NOT acceptable.

I say again, I would do exactly the same thing in similar circumstances.


> I hate to say this but our mentors warned us exactly about this type of situation[1].
> Pedro.
> [1]

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