On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Brian Wolff <bawolff(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've seen setiment like this (discuss in person,
in hangout, or otherwise
privately) pop up recently (e.g on ). I think attitudes like that are a
real problem. Supposedly we are an open community. People should be
entirely prepared to explain their reasoning for doing anything on a public
mailing list no matter if the request comes from a wmf staffer like Brad,
or if it comes from somebody you have never heard of before. In fact i
would argue that the criteria and results of evaluations should be public
on the wiki from the get go, without anyone even asking for it.
I would like to ask if people want to discuss side issues like whether to
use a mailing list or not, or David's suspicions about a growing trend of
preferring non-free software :P, or ULS history, you start a new thread and
not hijack this one. This conversation is heated and complex enough.