[yapc] Anyone interested in crashing CPOSC in October?

Jon Miner miner at doit.wisc.edu
Wed Jul 7 09:28:27 PDT 2010

On 7/7/10 10:19 AM, Will Coleda wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Gabor Szabo<szabgab at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> wow.
>> I just acknowledged that Casey was right and I should have been
>> more careful.
>> Do you really feel I was aggressive in that?
> Gabor - it's probably just that it was read as sarcastic rather than
> literal - it's far too easy to misconstrue these sorts of things
> without any context other than the text.
> Thanks for trying to improve the state of the community. =-)

If it was intended literally, then I apologize, and note that, as ever 
email proves to be a poor communication mechanism.  That said, as an 
explanation, I read "and then waited a month" as publicly sarcastically 
criticizing someone who is volunteering his time to our (worthy, I 
generally think) cause, following on the heels of publicly criticizing 
his PM group and pondering it's removal from active groups for one 

And then, of course, I'm guilty of publicly criticizing you (although, I 
was trying to criticize the behavior, but I don't think it came out that 
way), similarly.  That was a poor move, and I apologize for how it came out.

I understand the frustration in dealing with best-intentioned volunteers 
who run out of time or steam (I'm guilty of it quite often -- both 
volunteering and failing, and treating volunteers poorly), but after all 
of the discussion at YAPC about being more welcoming and expanding our 
user-base (and contributors, volunteers, etc), it struck me as 
particularly bad example of unwelcoming behavior.


.Jonathan J. Miner------------------Division of Information Technology.
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