[kde-solaris] Gentle Question

Stefan Teleman stefan.teleman at gmail.com
Tue May 13 20:36:02 CEST 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Mats Rojestal
<mats.rojestal at bredband.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>  There is coming  a very disturbing tone in this exchange of opinions.

What is disturbing is this perception that anyone with a mailing-list
subscription is somehow entitled to make online requests, which those
of us who actually do the work are somehow required to abide by. And,
if those of use who actually do the work dare not heed these requests,
no matter how unwarranted they might be, then you are somehow entitled
to start a litany of complaints.

To make things clear: the amount of influence you may exert (or expect
to exert) on a software project is directly proportional to the amount
of contributions you make to said project. In other words, for a
project in which you do not actively and directly participate, the
amount of influence you should realistically expect is zero.  This is
valid for any F/OSS project.

If you want to have influence on a project, then you should start by
establishing your credentials first. This means: actively

Complaining that we don't do what you want is not a contribution.


Stefan Teleman
KDE e.V.
stefan.teleman at gmail.com

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