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Subject: Re: [boost] Rebooting Boost: Call for Lightning Talks @ CppCon
From: Rob Stewart (rstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-23 15:04:43

On May 23, 2016 6:10:33 AM EDT, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>On 22 May 2016 at 23:05, John Phillips wrote:
>> I agree that Boost should serve the entire C++ community. In fact, I
>> would like to see all capable members of the C++ community find ways
>> to serve the community.
>> As such, I root for all attempts at service to succeed.
>> I see no reason for strained tempers and acrimony in any part of
>Hear hear John. And thanks for speaking up in what has become quite
>an ill tempered response.


I'm really disappointed. You were called out on calling us old, anti-social, etc. while asking, on this list, for interest in a reboot of Boost. Then you have the audacity to respond to John's message implying that you've not been the ill-tempered, acrimonious one in recent discussions, but that it's been everyone else. Please reexamine your interactions on this list.

>I would like to emphasise that a Boost reboot is only as divisive and
>exclusionary as the Boost community chooses it to be.

I don't think anyone responded to your suggestion of a reboot, as presented in this thread, as a particular problem. There were some naysayers of course.
> Being nasty, negative and toxic to
>real change is what got us here in the first place, and it would be
>my strongest hope that the development mailing list or forum of any
>reboot would be a far more pleasant, encouraging and positive place
>to be and serve than what this place has become in recent years.

We strive to have such an environment now, though you choose to think it otherwise.


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