On being welcoming

Niels Möller nisse at lysator.liu.se
Fri Dec 18 10:01:59 UTC 2015

ludo at gnu.org (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> I dare say that technical expertise does not excuse disdain and
> contempt.  This behavior is actively harmful to GMP and GNU.

Some developers may be more polite than others, but you really need to
follow the bug reporting instructions. If it is a bug in gmp, we'd like
to fix it, of course. Or if it's a configuration error, we'd like to
resolve that too, but then we still need to start with the proper bug
reporting information.

> It also illustrates why codes of conduct are more than a cosmetic
> gimmick.

I'd prefer not to not have the general code-of-conduct-debate on the
gmp-bugs list.

If you are disappointed about any individual's behaviour, I suspect it's
usually more productive to start by trying to solve it off list (maybe
you did? I wouldn't know of course). Mailing list discussons about
personal issues tend to overheat too easily.

(And it has taken me more than 30 minutes to formulate this reply, which
I hope is sufficiently polite and respectful. I really hope that was time
well spent).

Best regards,

Niels Möller. PGP-encrypted email is preferred. Keyid C0B98E26.
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