Australian representative?

Lauri Watts lauri at
Mon Jul 7 08:41:31 BST 2003

On Friday 04 July 2003 14.17, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Sirtaj (taj at k.o), has been in Delhi for quite some time, and will
> continue to be, instead of in Australia. Because of this, he got changed
> to an Asian representative, rather than the Australian rep. This means
> we've got no-one left in Australia!
> Around the time my -c-d post access was revoked, 
Due to your own bad behaviour including an apparent inability to make a post 
without filling it with swearing and ad hominem attacks.
> my status as a .au 
> representative also got revoked by a member of the web team. 
s/member of the web team/active and valued developer/ 
After having been added arbitrarily, and removed not without at least tacit 
and some cases explicit approval by many other people.  
> I handled a 
> few cases, and did so quite well, IMHO; as it stands, we have no
> representatives for a country of 19 million, so I'm perfectly willing to
> go back on the list, if there are no objections.

And if there are objections?

Daniel, you seem to have the idea that I dislike you personally.  This isn't 
true. I've tried to come up with a way to say the following politely, and 
this is the best I can do.  

I don't think your behaviour historically on these very-publicly archived 
lists and other public forums is the kind of behaviour I wish to see 
identified as 'representative of KDE.'  I think we have some time to go 
before you've earnt back the goodwill you may have had previously with many 
of us.  I think KDE is currently better off without an Australian 
representative at all, than one who has a public persona that could cause us 
to be taken less than seriously.

Lauri Watts
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