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Re: unity-distilled list proposal


On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Participation there would be predicated on a shared
> understanding of our values, goals and modus operandi.

This standard does run the risk of becoming insular and
self-reinforcing. You have to be very careful that the takeaway
message is not "You are allowed in the debate, as long as you're on
our side of the debate." Shared-values can't shut out debate.

That said, I understand the desire to be able to say "this is the way
it is, it's settled, and we're not talking about it any more". So if
you disagree vehemently with the way it is, but accept that the door
is closed for discussion, then you should still be able to

As a partial aside, this sort of standard would probably require a
centralized location (if such a thing doesn't exist already), which
lays out principles which are no longer up for debate (at least in the
context if the distilled list), and perhaps a pointer to other places
where such a debate should go.

Finally, and only a little cynically: any consideration to what the
"uninvitation" process would look like? ;)

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