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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Membership: a general comment
  • From: Gerald Pfeifer <gp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 00:09:32 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.1.00.0802130001410.30866@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008, jdd wrote:
effectively it shows there are two different (even 3) kind of members we
have to distinguish in a manner or an other.

* the board members. Obviously they need to have time, general
recognition and wisdom, when they speak they must (should?) be listened.

There is a bit of a slippery slope here: not everything a board member or
one of us Novell employees says is an official statement.

In fact while I would claim that board members, colleagues of mine, or
those who happen to be both like AJ or Coolo, generally are careful about
what they say and write, the vast majority of such statements is *not*
official in any way, form or shape.

Do not take the analogy too seriously, but the situation is a bit like
the pope predicting the weather when chatting with his gardener versus him
teaching ex cathedra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedra#Ex_cathedra).

Gerald
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