Release schedule plans

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jan 12 09:48:22 UTC 2005

Vlad Dascalu wrote:
> Like Nick, you don't have access to reviewers@ and you're missing a lot 
> of background, including Gerv's speech due to which (and other factors 
> to be fair) he and me ended up in this "defensive" state (to which 
> people only contribute more by trying to straight up things without 
> having access to the original background).

I'm not in a defensive state.

Vlad, I think you are mistaken - the entire conversation about your way 
of communicating has taken place on developers at . I can't see any message 
on reviewers@ which could be classified as a 'speech'.

Several people are now politely pointing out that they have difficulties 
with your communications style. You can continue to ignore this feedback 
(in which case, you are still swinging the baseball bat, and the obvious 
consequences will probably follow) or you could think "hmm, now three 
people have told me the same thing - perhaps they have a point".

I should note again here that it took several people telling me this 
over a long period before I actually got it. Perhaps you just have to 
say "I don't understand why it is that people react in this way, and 
don't like people communicating like that, but they don't. So I just 
have to accept that fact."

After all, if the goal of communication is to communicate, one should 
make every effort to communicate in a way that people appreciate.


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