Open Letter: Why I, Kevin Kofler, am not rerunning for FESCo

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Mon May 3 18:48:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>> - I read this list every day, and am very mindful of feedback from
>>   developers. Any communication media is good, IMHO. My mailbox is also
>>   always open. I think many become discouraged with the mailing list
>>   these days because a few people reply to EVERY SINGLE POST with no
>>   new thoughts or information. Make a reasoned argument, wait and reply
>>   (at a high level) to feedback. Posting a reply to every post
>>   repeating yourself just makes less people able or interested in
>>   following the discussion.
> Then why did you not take such feedback into account when voting? Several
> people, including some very experienced high-profile packagers, objected to
> the new update policies. They have been ignored, by you and by the other 7
> members.


Kevin Kofler -- there was an interesting msg in that paragraph.

Some of the points you make are valid, and worthy of discussion.
Reasonable people may disagree on them, and you'll have to find a way
to work within a community where people might disagree on some things
with you. Without a particular need to repeat, restate and re-explain
your points 100 times, with escalating hyperbole.

You are good communicating, so (at least I, perhaps we) generally get
what you mean, in your first post.


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