Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2011 Archives by date, by thread · List index


I will candidly admit I don't see you as having any standing in this regard.
 The open source community is not the same as a paid company.  Nobody can
really "demand" anything of anyone, as you are.  You can say you're just
reporting, and so far as I can tell, your initial mail was a report.  But
you've moved from outlining a problem to more or less demanding that someone
other than yourself fix the problem for you.  I see nothing "elitist" or
even "bullshit" about Sigrid's mails.  They are stating an entirely
reasonable fact-- they do not own Mac computers, and won't be able to help
with documentation in that regard.

You, on the other hand, do own a Mac computer, and presumably you're also
familiar with how to use one considering you more or less cited Apple's HIG
for programs.  I see nothing unreasonable about asking you to step up and
help with documentation, seeing as you are the only one so far who owns a
Mac computer.  Do you expect them to borrow a Mac computer and be able to
honestly present documentation based on that experience?

All that being said, I do own a 7th generation Macbook Pro, and would be
willing to help provide screenshots and/or documentation.  It is not my
primary machine, but I've used it for long enough that I feel I could
provide information necessary.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Sigrid Carrera <> wrote:

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:21:01 -0600
Larry Gusaas <> wrote:

On 2011/07/06 12:52 PM  Sigrid Carrera wrote:
How is describing how the situation for the volunteers is, telling you
"to fix the problem yourself"? I am happy to fix it for you. Just buy me a
Mac (any will do) and I add the Mac specific content to the documentation.
But I myself can't afford to buy a Mac.
Do you know how many times I have seen responses to a problem telling the
poster to contribute
a solution themselves or pay someone to do so? You response falls into
the same condescending
category, especially your remark about buying you a Mac.

What a bunch of elitist bullshit.

It's not elitist bullshit. I can't afford one - I am unemployed and get no
money from the government because I studied the last five years instead of
working and earning money. So I have to see how I manage to live. You don't
have to buy me anything.

If you don't like it here, no one forces you to stay. Just go over to
Apache OOo and see if the grass is there greener than here. Or stay here,
but don't complain. I'm happy either way.


Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be

Christopher Lee
Executive Director
Champion Debate Camp
Thomas Jefferson Policy Debate Team

--The Gunboat Debater--

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.