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Re: [opensuse-project] community transition
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:26:21 +1000
  • Message-id: <4CA08D6D.4070505@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 27/09/2010 20:30, Henne Vogelsang wrote:

On 9/26/10 11:09 AM, Thomas Hertweck wrote:
On 24/09/10 10:28, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
openSUSE is, like all Free Software communities, a meritocracy. You
EARN the right to speak up (influence) by proving yourself valuable.
I find your statement quite ironical. You haven't contributed to SuSE or
openSUSE in the past (at least not directly), now you are being *paid* to
work on Linux (openSUSE) the whole day, and you have been *appointed* the
community manager. You get the picture?
I don't. He has contributed since he got hired right? That's the only
thing that counts. Who cares if he get's payed, by whom, as long as he
contributes right?

Can you please clearly define what YOU mean by "as long as he *CONTRIBUTES*.."

Does your definition mean that a person contributes if they only make statements which don't put the Novell product in a bad light or criticises/questions the Novell product?

If this is the case then all the people over the years who have make comments about the product because they have seen the direction the product was going, and expressed their concerns, have not made a contribution and therefore have wasted their time and effort?

And what about the last Community Manager?

After only 12 months he saw the writing on the wall, didn't he? Why did he go? Where is he now?

And the new Community Manager. Royal Bank of Scotland, eh? RBS. Now where have I heard this name in the past year or so when the Global Financial Crisis came about in the last 3 years, hmm?

Only asking, only asking...... I realise that you have all the necessary answers based on "in-depth" information to answer my floundering and inept questions.

Indulge others, and me, by giving your spin on "contributes", please.


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called music.
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