[development] drupal.se for sale

Jerad Bitner sirkitree at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 22:24:57 UTC 2008

Great moral guidance there Jeff. Thanks. I was starting to get
concerned myself with the amount of name calling going on here. I hope
people take your advice seriously and this can be dealt with in a
manner worthy of this great community as a whole.


On Jan 3, 2008 4:29 PM, Jeff Eaton <jeff at viapositiva.net> wrote:
> All legal questions aside, all community respect and contribution
> concerns ignored, I think that the situation surrounding both
> drupal.se AND the recent "7 Million" thread on drupal.org are
> opportunities for us to step back and take a deep breath.
> As Drupal grows and gets more attention outside the circle of
> hobbyists, true believers, early adopters, and consultants who are
> passionate about building it, there will be more and more of these
> kinds of things. How we deal with them reflects on us as a community.
> This doesn't mean that we shouldn't stick to our guns when important
> issues are being discussed. Rather, it means we need to be
> *especially* careful not to give in to knee-jerk insults or mean-
> spirited outbursts. Drupal's community has been characterized by a
> really awesome vibe for a long time; other people can't change that,
> only we can. Let's make sure that we don't.
> Another person in the community recently emailed me some advice from a
> Richard Feynman book that I think is really golden at moments like this:
> "To see generosity you must be generous enough not to see the
> meanness, and to see just meanness in a man you must be mean enough
> not to see the generosity."
> Let's be sure that in protecting the community we don't poison its
> spirit. :-)
> --Jeff

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