[Foundation-l] Erik's New Job

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 19 20:15:45 UTC 2007

> The Cunctator writes:
>> But please, don't ask for our harmony, trust, generosity, support,
>> and
>> kindness.
>> Earn it.

on 12/19/07 3:07 PM, Mike Godwin at mgodwin at wikimedia.org wrote:
> This is a fair point, so long as it is a reciprocal obligation.  I
> have great respect for those who have honest criticisms of any process
> or decision at the Foundation.  But sometimes those criticisms are
> framed in terms of recrimination, bitterness, mean-spiritedness, and
> so on. This choice of tone tends to obscure the message.
> I think we can all do better.  The way you create generosity is not by
> waiting around and demanding that other people be generous towards
> you. The way you create kindness is not by insisting that we get none
> from you until we "earn it."
> I for one try to be generous with everyone here, which I can do until
> about the 10th iteration of a sarcastic attack, after which I am
> forced to start making jokes. Mostly.
> --Mike

*Be direct - be fair - be assertive - but, above all, BE CIVIL.*

Marc Riddell

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