as I already stated earlier in this thread, I never had the intention to
insult or degrade the work and efforts of any volunteer/contributor or of
any regional community. Given I gave this impression by choosing bad words,
I appologize to all of you for that. I'm also available for a personal chat
e.g. on the IRC or some privat e-mail conversation, in case somebody would
like to follow up that (Jona mentioned that not all are part of this list).
I actually hope that everybody whom I upset previously accepts my excuse.
Be assured that I believe in the Albanian community as well as the Greek
one (and any other regional community of course). In case Jona and OSCAL
are still looking forward to see me at the event, I'm happy to support the
event including the regional community.
As it was mentioned, I am a long term contributor, yes, but from my point
of view, this has nothing to do with the mistake I made. It doesn't excuse
it at least. And I also do not treat myself as "more correct" or whatever.
Further on, I do not expect any excuse by Jona. Again, I made the mistake.
While I like to see that some may got my point even from my initial sloppy
sentences and I appreciate the tries to clarify my words...I think this is
difficult because it eases the chance to add interpretations or another bad
choosen adjective or similar.
Giannis, regarding your reply to my e-mail, I am happy to go into details
once there are metrics otherwise we could go round in circles. I was and I
am in touch with people who think about joining Fedora, not everybody has a
FAS account at that time and I also receive(d) requests for mentoring from
people without a FAS account. Even it sounds strange, not every contributor
has a FAS account, because you can actually contribute to Fedora without. I
included these people...if it's finally "a lot" or "fair part"
might be a
definition thing (similar like active FAS account but no activity for time
range n). Mentioned requests etc. are usually e-mail communications or IRC
chats, thus not necessarily publically verifiable.
Honestly, I kindly however disagree with the "try to measure the activities
of a community by # of events organized and by # of contributions towards
the project" because this try could be unfair for regions with less human
population and/or a larger land area. Trying to measure like this might be
even same demotivating for such a regional community and thus does not help
from my point of view.