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Re: "I'm Quitting": we both overreacted


> A decision that affects developers greatly was made without them even
knowing, left alone being able to influence the decision.

To be honest, the exact details of how we present the iso download on our
front page doesn't greatly effect developers. elementary is and always has
been open source; by its very nature that means its freely available to
all. Design decisions and decisions on how to bring money in to pay for our
expenses don't and should not have to be run by every developer. This is
the reason for having a small Council who can make those decisions.

> Is that the intended decision-making process or a mistake from which the
Council is willing to learn is what I'd like to know

Again, there's a reason we have a small Council who is able to make
organizational, design, and monetary decisions. It is not intended to run
every single decision past Сергей Давыдов before making it. Obviously we're
always open to learning; if the home page design doesn't work out, of
course we'll consider alternatives.

If you or anyone else has any further specific issues you'd like to raise,
the Council is reachable at council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Give a little bit of
time for a response if you do mail us there; as Daniel mentioned, we're
busy both with and outside of elementary. But we do try and respond to any
mails at one point or another.

Cassidy James
On Jul 3, 2012 1:07 PM, "Daniel Foré" <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As it turns out, we have families and lives and jobs and responsibilities
> outside of elementary. That means that we're not always able to meet every
> week and discuss every issue.
> In my personal opinion, this is a web design issue and not something that
> needs to be run through you first for approval. But I'd be interested to
> find out from other people why they think we need to directly democratize
> our web design or any design for that matter.
> If you're upset because you can't get your demands met on a certain time
> schedule I'm afraid there's nothing I can do for you. You may not be aware,
> but this week celebrates our independence in the US. So there's a lot of
> family flooding in and I'm super busy juggling my very extended family. I
> can guarantee I won't be able to make the meeting again this Saturday
> because it's also my mother's birthday.
> I wish you luck in your next endeavor and hope you don't harbor any ill
> will towards elementary. You're always welcome back at any time.
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:05 AM, Сергей Давыдов <shnatsel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Okay, it's been a week. In addition, a Council meeting should have
>> taken place three days ago. This seems to be quite enough time to
>> settle on something and write a reply.
>> To speed up the discussion, I stop pretending that everything is all
>> right and cease any work on elementary till I receive an answer to my
>> question.
>> --
>> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> --
> Best Regards,
> Daniel Foré
> elementaryos.org
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