I think all complex, nuanced and especially emotive topics are challenging
to discuss over textual media, due to things like the attention span of
your readers, the difficulties in structuring your text, and especially the
hoops that have to be jumped through to minimise the potential for
misinterpretation, as well as correcting the inevitable misinterpretations
that happen anyway.  But that's a major side track we shouldn't deviate

On 16 August 2016 at 20:28, Eric Evans <john.eric.ev...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Benedict Elliott Smith
> <bened...@apache.org> wrote:
> > This topic is complex, and fully exploring all of the detail would be
> onerous over email.
> Out of curiosity, why; What makes this topic so difficult to discuss over
> email?
> > DataStax, in my opinion, consciously tries to be a good citizen.
> However there
> > are emergent properties of a system with this imbalance that are not
> conscious,
> > and are suboptimal, and it is not unreasonable for the Apache apparatus
> to
> > try to "rectify" the imbalance.  I personally support that *in
> principle*, but I think
> > they're not going about it brilliantly right now.  I also doubt the
> success of any
> > such endeavour, given how difficult the problem is.
> This.  A good first step in my opinion would be for us all to simply
> recognize this.  An imbalance of this nature is not good for the
> project, full stop.  No malice needs to be attributed, no effigies
> burned, and it shouldn't be viewed as squaring up against those we
> know and respect who are employed by Datastax.
> --
> Eric Evans
> john.eric.ev...@gmail.com

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