[Mageia-marketing] Mageia 2 technical specifications

Patricia Fraser trish at thefrasers.org
Fri Jul 15 17:01:51 CEST 2011

Hi Marcello,

> I've already told you i couldn't use the pc because i was preparing
> an exam for the university... other than me, why all the people
> that have ideas but don't follow ML are ignored? aren't we a
> community that brings people to contribute? instead of defend
> yourself i would appreciate this sentence "you proposed your ideas
> late... anyway because we care about our community and our project
> i will take a look at them and in plus i will create a blog post to
> invite other people to contribute to mageia 2 specs". i don't find
> it so hard to say this...

Just to get things a bit straighter...

This is a community. That means, no one person gets to run things, or
gets to have the final say.

All you - or anyone - need do to get your ideas heard is to
participate - be on the lists or the forums, reading and
constributing, when things are being decided, and contribute your
work to the project. If the other people in the community like your
ideas, your ideas will get up - that's all it takes.

If you aren't putting your ideas in, while decisions are being taken,
well - they'll have to wait for the next round, that's all. And
that's what will happen with your additional ideas for Mageia 2. 

There is a finite number of people in the Mageia community - we're
all volunteers, and nobody is paying any of us. So, it just doesn't
work for anyone - community member or not - to come and say "you
should do this" and "you must do that". If you're a community member,
the expression is "We could do this (and I'll do this bit of it),
what does everyone think?" If you're not a community member, then the
thing to do is become one...

Maybe you could cut Anne a bit of slack, here - you seem to be mostly
complaining, when it was you who was absent! Your reasons might be
good ones, but while you were away doing exams, Anne was doing a
*lot* of stuff right here at Mageia. You can actually find out what
it was, if you read the blog, the list archives, the wiki... 

Maybe, now that your exams are done, you could read up on where the
community is actually at, and start participating again?


Trish Fraser, JD9R RQ2D
vr jul 15 16:53:27 CEST 2011
GNU/Linux 1997-2010 #283226 counter.li.org
andromeda up 3 hour(s), 16 min.
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