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Sawyer X
July 4, 2020 12:04
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On 7/4/20 2:06 PM, Christian Walde wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:54:16 +0200, Sawyer X <> wrote:
>> On 7/4/20 7:37 AM, Karen Etheridge wrote:
>>> Sawyer said:
>>> > This decision was done with [...] this group includes [...] Karen 
>>> Etheridge
>>> I was certainly not aware of any
>>> specific action that was intended to be taken on a particular date, 
>>> and the
>>> specifics of the announcement at CiC came as a surprise to me. 
>>> Nothing I said
>>> should have been interpreted as broad support for a plan that I was 
>>> aware of
>>> only in the phrasing of "A Plan for Perl" (note: NOT the same as 
>>> "THE Plan for
>>> Perl").
>> I apologize that the names on the document were not public.
>>> I wonder how many other people in the list you consider "the 
>>> decision having
>>> been done with" have had their positionsmisunderstood or 
>>> misrepresented by
>>> you.
>> We simply cannot make *everyone* happy because some of us have 
>> conflicting interests.
> With respect, i think the main issue here is not the names on the 
> list, or whether everyone's input was fully respected.
> It appears from your original email that, whether intentionally or 
> not, the original wording makes it appear that ether was a full, 
> knowing, and approving part of the decisions that led to the original 
> announcement. Her response however appears to indicate she was touched 
> by the matter only tangentially.
> This i feel is an important distinction as a lot of people with 
> opinions on this might form opinions on ether, or other people you 
> listed, that are unwarranted.

This is a fair point. I understand the confusion I caused.

My intention was to highlight that this decision was not done in a void 
and we did try to bring as many relevant people as we could. It was far 
from perfect, I'll grant that.

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