On 12/06/2011 12:52 AM, Amber Graner wrote: > On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:40 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubu...@kitterman.com> wrote: >> On 12/06/2011 12:28 AM, Amber Graner wrote: >>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubu...@kitterman.com> >>> wrote: >>>> None of these are derivatives (Mint is a derivative). These are other >>>> distribution products developed in the Ubuntu project. I think it's >>>> much more correct to refer to them as siblings to Ubuntu (Desktop) and >>>> Ubuntu Server. >>>> >>>> I know you didn't make up this terminology, but in no sense of the word >>>> is derivative correct. >>> >>> Scott why bring this up to the UWN folks who are trying their hardest >>> to bring the news to folks, why not bring it up to the release manager or >>> others >>> to change this. Chris, who is new to the news team, wanted to add a >>> section to cover these distributions, and establish a relationship as >>> well as let you all know what we (the news were doing). >>> Responses like this, to someone who doesn't make those decisions don't >>> help with encouragement, inclusion and good will. It's like you >>> are beating up the messenger. >>> >>> We on the news team are trying our best to bring coverage about as >>> many of the flavors, derivatives, siblings or whatever you want to >>> call them. We were asking for your help and instead you complain >>> about the word. Seriously? >> >> Because I find the term offensive. >> >> I bring it up whenever I see it used. I even said that I recognized he >> was only using a term others use. >> >> Why should I not bring it up? > > > You're right you have the right to your opinion; however, its the tone > of your email (just like this one) that comes across has hostile and > confrontational. I apologize if misunderstood. >> >> It's not meant as an attack on anyone, but to express an opinion. If >> you're going to add a section as a part of showing appreciation, but >> name it something that bothers someone, isn't that useful to know? > > Yes, but we don't make the names up, as you know. So there is no > sense hashing that out here. :-) However, because you brought it up > I will forward your issues onto Kate Stewart. > Thanks for bringing to our attention.
I am hostile to the term as applied to Ubuntu flavors developed within the Ubuntu project. I'm not hostile to any of the people involved in the discussion. I'm sorry I communicated it in a way that felt hostile to people. Scott K _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp