27 Jun 2002 mperry   » (Master)

bytesplit and others... I have not posted here since 12 April 02 since I decided to start using my own web diary. I have followed several threads in diaries here and I am no bigtime developer or coder and I am mis-cast as a "master" I do believe. A few people have given me that "rating" here on advogato but I am assuredly not a master in open source that I can see. I am more of an apprentice and happily so. I don't have a favorite in any of the agreement or disagreement I see being waged here on a daily basis.

I do think that we need to move past a lot of this though. Nothing is being served by this and, in fact, I think something is being damaged. As I watch the proceedings here unfold, I can only recommend or request that the participants in the rather acrimonious discussions put down that acrimony. Let the things that have happened in the past fade away or this will forver rend the fabric of a thing I cherish; namely this website and its contributors. Instead of being a voice of the community, it will change to some other milieu. I don't want to see that happen.

Another one of my instructors told me a few times as I labored through graduate school in a field far removed from computers, "those who live in the past are condemned to repeat it". Don't let this be the word of the day when we all can move past it.

Thanks for reading this.

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