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Re: [opensuse-project] Goodbye Board
Hi all,

Le vendredi 28 février 2020 à 08:05:57, Christian Boltz a écrit :
Hello,

Am Freitag, 28. Februar 2020, 14:36:17 CET schrieb Mathias Homann:
Am Freitag, 28. Februar 2020, 14:13:59 CET schrieb Michal Kubecek:
I'm sorry but saying what Christian said IMHO hardly counts as
"keeping things confidential". If he wanted to "keep things
confidential", he should not have said anything about the reasons.
Indicating something about principles and beliefs and refusing to
say more was guaranteed to provoke speculations and asking us not
to could hardly change that.

[...]

At the same time, I'm very sure that it's in the best interest of
everybody to keep all the details confidential, and I'd like to ask
everybody to accept this and not to ask more questions.
(And yes, I can imagine how hard this is.)


An early draft of my resignation mail was a bit more verbose and
contained the following:

In the best interest of the openSUSE project and everybody involved,
please don't speculate about the details or ask for them. I hope
that time will heal the wounds, but this will be much harder if you
"force" someone to publish more details.

I dropped the second sentence before sending out the mail, but maybe I
should have kept it to make the reasons behind my request more
understandable.

Thank you for taking the time to be a bit more "verbose" :)

I understand and respect your call to "accept this" but you, and the rest of the
Board, have to understand that this situation is mysterious, strange and
leave the community with a bitter taste in mouth. (reading your initial
email made me feel the same as drinking an entire bottle of Worcestershire
sauce... Yerk!)

Politically speaking it is like 1/3 of the government resigned in two weeks
and all the citizens should deal with it and not ask for explanation.
I believe openSUSE to be a form of democraty and I love it for that.
Keeping everything secret when such important event happen is not my
conception of democraty.

I understand that the reason behind those resignations are sensitive but I
think that there is a middle lane between putting everything public (which
can hurt people) and keeping the entire community in the dark (which can
erode the trust in the Board and its ability to function properly and
represent effectively the whole community).

I have confidence in the ability of the board to follow this middle path and
hope that it will hear this new call from the community for more
transparency

All the best.

--
'When there is no more room at school, the dumb will walk the Earth.'

Sébastien 'sogal' Poher
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