Why I give up my talk in YAPC

Abigail abigail at abigail.be
Wed Jul 3 20:53:14 BST 2013

On Wed, Jul 03, 2013 at 02:17:15PM -0300, Daniel de Oliveira Mantovani wrote:
> Mark Fowler, http://paste.scsys.co.uk/259635 looks like freenode.
> It is so sad there people dedicating so hard to build a better
> community and this kind of "people" ruins everything.

The fallicy here is to assume there is "a community". There isn't.
There are many, many, partially overlapping communities, consisting of
a wide range of people having various links with Perl and other people
in the various communities. And while some communities may have one, or
a group of people "in charge" (either de facto or de jure), there's no
ruling body overseeing all the communities. Neither is there a ring to
bind them all.

If you find yourself in a community where you don't like what's happening,
and you can't or won't want to change it, move on; there are many other
Perl related communities to join.

Complaining in one community about another usually isn't very helpful;
it's certainly not likely to change the other community.



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