Release schedule plans
gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Jan 10 19:44:20 UTC 2005
Vlad Dascalu wrote:
> The first rule about people management is that there is no rule.
No, the first rule about people management is that you do not tear into
them relentlessly in public, because it makes them defensive, angry,
bitter and upset.
I've tried to hint, now let me be more direct:
Vlad, please stop attacking Dave on this mailing list. You have a lot of
valid points to make, but the good is being swallowed up by the
unnecessarily aggressive, relentless and personal way in which you are
Unless you have plans for a coup d'etat, or have already decided to
leave the project after venting your anger, then you should bear in mind
that you will need to work with Dave again after all this is over.
Because a section like this seems to need including in every post I make
to avoid people misunderstanding me:
- This is NOT trying to start a flamewar with Vlad
- This is NOT saying that he or anyone else is right or wrong about
anything they have said regarding the development process
- This is NOT defending the status quo in the face of calls for change
- This is NOT suppressing debate
It is saying that aggressive rudeness is both unnecessary and extremely
P.S. I am very aware of the possible irony, and have tried very hard not
to break the rule outlined in the first paragraph, by making my point
forcefully but not rudely. I apologise if I haven't quite succeeded.
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