[maemo-community] My Perception of the Maemo/MeeGo Community

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Wed Aug 17 18:00:47 EEST 2011

>From: Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>
>To: List for community development <maemo-community at maemo.org>
>Sent: Monday, August 15, 2011 5:14 AM
>Subject: Re: My Perception of the Maemo/MeeGo Community
>On Aug 13, 2011, at 21:40, Randall Arnold wrote:
>> Michael,
>> I'm always willing to listen to feedback, even the harsh, negative type, but it's hard to process when it doesn't reflect reality.
>Randall, this is the wrong response. You're saying that Michael's views don't reflect reality when clearly they are real for him. Your claims to the contrary are equally subjective.

The reality is that the broad accusations only fit a specific few, therefore they are not realistic in a general sense.  When an individual's perception of reality is askew of norms, probabilities, demonstrated data, etc in my *opinion* it's better to point it out than allow false assumptions to persist.  Especially when people are unfairly characterized.

>> The traits you ascribe to the whole are really limited to a tiny few, and do not fit the community.

>Now you confirm that Michael's feedback *is* real but you want to limit them to a "tiny few."

See above.

>Everyone is entitled to their own opinions of the community even if it doesn't match your views.

I have not once denied a single person the right to hold ANY opinion.  I was pointing out an opinion that was formed on flawed assumptions.

Opinions are great.  Facts tend to trump them though.

Let me know when you're done picking me apart, so we can get back to something more useful.


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