Am Sonntag, 26. August 2018, 04:27:33 CEST schrieb Bryan Lunduke:
There are so many wonderful, inspiring projects and
communities in the
broader Free Software world -- that it makes little sense for me to
remain a member of one where the leadership personally attacks those
who suggest simple notions such as "let's be more transparent" (an
implied criticism that is as much about my own failings, as a past
Board Member, as anyone).
There is a fine line between "being fully transparent" and "being as
transparent as possible". The details and (dis)advantages of both ways
have already been mentioned by several people, therefore I won't repeat
IMHO we are very close to "as transparent as possible" even if it
sometimes "hurts" *), like in this case which you summed up as
"forbidden / discouraged from discussing". BTW, this doesn't apply to
any board member (not even one, as you try to imply by asking for "any
other"), and if someone tried to silence me, I'd simply ignore it.
Oh, and we could easily have avoided this discussion by simply not
mentioning in the minutes that we discussed this topic ;-)
I'm aware that I could easily paint myself into a corner with the above
statements, and I'll happily take that risk.
*) with "hurts" (note the quotes), I don't want to imply that I dislike
public discussions about what the board decided. Actually I like these
discussions, because a) we get feedback this way and b) we know that
people care about what we do ;-)
The responses received from some openSUSE Board
members were profane,
rude, slanderous... and just plain not nice.
.. says someone who can be way more sarcastic than I - and that
probably means something ;-)
Playing devil's advocate, and I'll clearly tag the following paragraph:
You asked for transparency, and now you don't like that some people were
very transparent about their opinion about you?
BTW: Unless I overlooked something, no board member said something about
you that qualifies as slanderousness. If you disagree, please point out
(in public or a private mail, whatever you prefer) what exactly was
slanderous, and I'll have a second look.
I request that I be removed from the openSUSE
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