Subject: Re: improving project maintainership
From: Simon Cozens <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 15:45:10 +0000

Richard Stallman:
> The people in a particular community do not necessary agree in
> their views.

But you are careful to define this community precisely *by* the people
who espouse its views. The community we are describing is a self-selecting

> There is no separate open source community; we are all part of one
> community, even though we disagree and support different movements.

Then it is not very community-minded of some self-appointed community
elders to set up, reinforce, and continually expound upon the 
divisions between various factions of the community, rather than trying
to heal these rifts over.

"I will make no bargains with terrorist hardware."
-- Peter da Silva