[maemo-community] A rant on 25th-hour hysterics...

From: Eric Warnke ericew at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 3 16:31:25 EEST 2008
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:19 AM, Tim <tim at samoff.com> wrote:
> To the disgruntled,
> I don't mean this to offend, but rather to motivate a little
> self-searching...
> One of the most fascinating things that occurs within the maemo.org
> community (and most likely, every other passionate, close-knit community) is
> when people take little/no time to interact with ongoing planning activities
> and then suddenly exert interest in methods and practices that have been
> discussed for quite a while already.

The problem is that in this "close-knit" community people often forget
that most people don't have time to follow all the possible places
these topics get discussed.  IRC and iTT while useful are not good
channels in which a community consensus can be made, the wiki is still
on the unstable side, and topics on the mailing list often do not get
proper airing before a decision is made.

The Community Council is a prime example.  Because of the rules
decided on here by a consensus I am ineligible to vote or run for
office.  While it might have made a difference had I subscribed to
this list earlier, the topic was brought up by others.

I am not one to complain after the fact, I don't have the time, but I
can see where people might be annoyed with the process as a whole.

Don't get me wrong, I do agree with the spirit of your post, the
problem is there are too many, far reaching, places that important
topics get discussed.


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