Subject: Re: Governance and responsibility
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 25 Sep 2005 10:22:20 -0700

"Eric S. Raymond" <> writes:

> Our "apparent official position" is that we're here to get a job done
> that the community has entrusted us with.

That statement is a nice example of what I and others periodically
complain about.  The community did not entrust you with anything.  You
don't speak for the community.  You could defuse most if not all of
the complaints, without losing any of your effectiveness, if you
stopped making those claims.