On Feb 23, 2005, at 7:28 AM, Victor Mote wrote:
Renaud Richardet wrote:
Your note sounded hard to me. My apologies to you and the
other members of the team. In the future i'll use standard
English. Please do not take my writing style as a sign of
misrespect, as this was NOT my intention. This style is
pretty well accepted in Switzerland (in German, we have to
capitalize all Words, so this saves a lot of
Typing) and i find it personally nicer.

I doubt that anyone, including Glen, was offended by your style. You did
nothing wrong, nothing worthy of a public censure. I will resist the strong
temptation to flame the antagonist and simply say that politics are at work
as much in open source projects as they are anywhere else. I hope you will
not be offended either by what passes for leadership in FOP, or the awkward
silence from the rest of the team. Your efforts are appreciated, and I doubt
that I am the only subscriber to this list who was embarrassed by the
rudeness with which you were treated here.

Victor Mote

Thanks for voicing up Victor... I'd intended to write a private note to Renaud showing the same conviction, but under the ciircumstances, I suspect a public note is more appropriate. Victor, I am grateful for your continued attention to all things FOP...

Renaud, I was not offended by your 'tone' of voice. I did take notice of your writing style, but I was not offended. I suspected your tone was one of camaraderie rather than disrespect. I figured at some point you would've modified your writing style to be similar to how others write, but it wasn't a big enough issue to me to send you an e-mail. Just the same, if I had made a comment, it would've been a private note.


I also very much value your contributions to the FOP and XML Graphics community. I sincerely hope that in the future you will show some restraint in your communications style. You come off as gruff occasionally, but you are also a very valued member of the FOP community (in my opinion).

One thing I know for certain, is that it would be great if we could all get together for a beer (root beer or ginger ale is acceptable for those trying to cut down!)


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