2018-03-31 2:14 GMT+03:00 Ana Martínez <anamma06(a)gmail.com>om>:
2018-03-29 21:00 GMT+02:00 Kostas Koudaras
I admire your passion on doing things right(I really do), but there
are a few things that you do not consider or know so here lies the
explanation you asked on my behalf. 2nd for sure and I do not remember
about the 3rd are there since the days both me and Chuck were at the
(so called back then) marketing team that put them there, the reason
why none of them ever happened is because of the different time zones
and candidates schedules which were never so far got aligned. I read
the mails you candidates sent the last couple days and you stepped on
to those same issues.
Now what really heart my feelings is that tomorrow is not a public
holiday for many of us, actually for me as an Orthodox is the weekend
the elections end and instead of spending Sunday with my family I will
be spending time for the election results and I am not nagging as it
is 100% my choice because that was the only way I could find to help
the project. Also not all volunteers are volunteers only onworking
hours(the opposite I would say as many are doing it on their free
time, on weekends etc) so for me that is not an issue and it is unfair
to put yourself in that position.
As stated by Knurpht ,at the end of the day voters consider
contributions not campaigns. The campaign is there to make clearer to
the voters a bit more about your vision for where you want the project
to go if you get elected, at least this is how I see it.
Long story short my opinion on the matter you raise as an election
committee member is that things stay as are because I think that this
is the best for the elections. If Chuck or the board think otherwise
then we should talk about it but I value that this should be done the
next hours so that things have a change to go smooth.
Just to be fair you are 100% right on theory and I really believe that
if me and Chuck had more time available maybe we would have done a
better job at it but we were the only who even volunteered for it and
this is the best we can do under the circumstances.
You can agree or not but all of the above are my personal opinion.
Although the elections have already been postponed, I think you have
got offended by my email and I want to answer to apology and explain
myself. I didn't pretend to offend you, neither to blame you or
anybody else. I know that you are doing this voluntarily and it is
really appreciated. I wouldn't like someone complaining about that I
should invest more time or effort on something I do voluntarily, and
because of that this was not my intention with you at all. I really
apology if that it is what it seemed.
Well it is true that I sometimes bring a gun to a knife fight. I did
not got deadly offended by what you said, I just wanted to make sure
that everybody understands the situation. Also I do consider that we
are a community of different people with different cultures and ways
of expression. I tend to like your passion on doing things, I used to
act like you as many people still remember.
Regarding the public holiday, I mentioned it only
thinking that it is
not maybe the best idea to organise the Q&A session on a date where
many people won't join. My comment has really nothing to do with
religion and I actually hadn't mind to do things on that day. I do
many things in openSUSE in my free time, including the board stuff,
and you are right that many times is easier to find time for it at the
weekends or public holidays.
I know all that, that is why I told you not to put yourself in that position.
It was anyway not a good idea to mention
the public holiday as the problem was that we planned
it with too less
time and not the one day public holiday.
You are also right that there are things that I don't know and that
why I sent you an email one week ago asking about the Q&A session.
Again, I am not trying to blame you, I understand you didn't have time
to answer. The reason you give me now about the different time zones
sounds reasonable to me, but we haven't even tried to find a slot that
works for all of as. It may be that we find one ;). If it is imposible
to find a slot, we could look for an alternative (such as allowing
people to send question for the candidates somewhere) or just explain
the reasons why it was not done.
Sorry again for anything I wrote that you felt offended with and
thanks for the extra campaign time.
Just to get things straight, you(you personally and all the others
that were in the same line with you) were dead right. I got hidden
behind the 'I don't have enough time for it ' fact but after your
email and some talking with Richard(who above all is a good friend of
mine) got to a point that I should somehow find time as I volunteered
for it and the true meaning of volunteering for me is doing it right,
not doing it as you can. That is why I accepted the delay although it
was out of the question in the beginning. I still stand for what I
said but the only thing you offended at the end of the day was my big
ego and it turned out a good thing. The delay is a fact so let's see
how we all together can make things work.
Ana María Martínez Gómez
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