Australian representative?

Chris Lee clee at
Sat Jul 19 09:18:00 BST 2003

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Now, wait just a second.

Don has done a less-than-admirable job with the KMail fiasco, I won't pretend 
that it didn't happen.

However, being a KDE rep is quite a different thing from being a developer, 
and my own opinion on the subject would simply be that we should give Don, or 
Daniel, or Karol, or anyone who is willing to do the job, a chance to do it 
until they screw up. Same as we do with anybody who screws up with 
development - if they do a poor job, make horrible decisions, etc, their 
account gets revoked. I don't see why this should be any different from a 

Something which I also think that a lot of other people seem to forget is that 
cultural differences mean that what many Australians might consider 
"acceptable behaviour" is not at all necessarily close to what Germans or the 
British or Americans might consider acceptable, or appropriate. There are 
huge differences between everyones' cultures, and I think that it's not 
necessarily our place to determine from the outside what is appropriate for 
them and not.

Anyway. Just figured I'd throw in my $0.02.

- -clee

On Saturday 19 July 2003 12:46, Chris Howells wrote:
> Hi,
> On Saturday 19 July 2003 07:41, Don Sanders wrote:
> > Given Michael Brade's and Karl-Heinz Zimmer's objections, with some
> > regret I would like to resign from the position as KDE Australia
> > representative effective immediately.
> I have to say that I'm extremely sorry to hear this since while I haven't
> really worked with you through KDE you did seem a really nice guy when I
> was talking to you on IRC about becoming the representative.
> > Chris sorry to waste your valueable time in this matter but could you
> > please remove my name from
> >
> I'll do this with regret.
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