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[opensuse-project] Questions for Board Applicants.
Dear all,

Given the recent events, I decided to compile a small list of
questions/topics to present to the contestants to the Board.

1. "Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you
gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - F. Nietzsche
Given the discussion regarding the recent action of the current
board in expelling a member, could you please comment the quotation
above having in mind that action (and your knowledge about the
situation)?

2. "Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense,
and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the
security of innocence." - Adam Smith
Whats your interpretation of the quote from Adam Smith.

3. Do you consider yourself a 'forgiving' oriented person? Please
justify. In case you have restrictions to 'forgiving' could please
identify them? Elaborate please.

4. "In general, the Internet was not designed to accommodate
deliberate failures to communicate." - Daniel J. Bernstein
Could you please give us your interpretation of the previous quotation ?

5. "All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of
human rights." - Richard M. Stallman
Should only 'governaments' be pressured to correct abuses on
Human Rights? What's your stand regarding Human Rights? Should an
organization like openSUSE subscribe the Universal Declaration of the
Human Rights? Should be Board be also the safekeeper and Guardion of
such? (consider that the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights
also contemplates the right to 'defense').

7. "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to
make mistakes." - Mahatma Gandhi
Could you please comment the quotation above and relate it to
your future position on the Board? Please elaborate.

6. If you take decisions on the Board on behalf of the community and
the people that voted on you, do you believe that you should inform
those people on controversial disputes about your standing? Where is
the line between your own personal standing and the will of those who
elected you?


Thank you,

Nelson.


References:

* F. Nietzsche - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche
* Adam Smith - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith
* Daniel J. Bernstein - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._Bernstein
* Richard M. Stallman - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman
* Mahatma Gandhi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohandas_Karamchand_Gandhi
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