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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Membership: a general comment
  • From: Thomas Hertweck <Thomas.Hertweck@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 12:22:39 +0000
  • Message-id: <47AD9B0F.3000300@xxxxxx>

please read my response to Pascal's email. I think I disagree with you
when it comes to the criteria of membership.

Francis Giannaros wrote:
The guiding principles are a set of principles that we want people in
the community to abide by. In general, they're pretty much common
sense. You shouldn't be surprised that a community will ask you to
abide by their rules if you want to be in it.

Exactly, they are common sense, so why do I have to sign them? As
mentioned in an earlier email thread about code of conduct, I can't
see that signing documents etc. changes anything. I've been part of
the (at that time) SuSE community since 1996, I don't think I have
to sign any document to stay a member of this community. The reason
why I am not in favour of your current membership approach is
summarized in my reply to Pascal's email.

Seems like an emotive piece of text with no real substantiation.
Giving upload rights to only a specific set of people is alienating
too, but it's pretty practical. So is membership.

You can't mix technical considerations with more abstract community
considerations. That doesn't make sense. Of course a subscription to
mailing lists is necessary, or an account with proper permissions to
upload files - that's a technical necessity. A community membership
isn't, so please don't try to mix those two things.

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