Phone conference with people today to sort out GNOME web
site issues. Reached agreement, after I had to have all my
communications filtered through another person, because the
weird way I entered the conference made all sound going to
and from me totally disappear, except for to and from one
other person. Oh, well.
Wow, I think there's some rule that says online communities
are at their most active when they get to discuss
themselves. From all the forums I've been involved with
throughout the last 10 years, that's certainly been the
rule. I wonder why. It seems to be a good sign, though,
people growing so attached to their community that they get
involved deeply when there's talk of changing it, etc.
Going back to Mexico on Monday. Should be good, my office
there is at least a hell of a lot more practical than
the "desk with a windows box and a modem" I have here. Oh,
and it's warmer. And it'll be possible to get coding again,
which is more or less impossible here.
Gender politics scare me. Somehow, it's the sort of arena
where people tend to hate each other no matter how
reasonable or unreasonable the opinions are. I tend to try
to stay out of those discussions. Why can't we all just get
Peer press is forming into licensing and XML working
groups. Good. Perhaps we can reach something usable pretty