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I don't know whether I got the correct "tone" for this mail; I hope that
it conveys some deeper thoughts that might be helpful ... finally, it is
up to you and the Drupal team how to use/interpret the content. All I
can do, is to give you some insight what I perceive.

I don't believe you did get the correct "tone" of my email. Please
don't snip sentences in my email out of context.
Please re-read the paragraph in full and do not 'snip' parts out. It
is about equality and respect within the community.

My Original Email:
Personally I am not interested in what anyone has contributed previously. People come from all 
walks of life and nobody is a master of all trades.
If somebody, anybody has a constructive suggestion or valid idea I am willing to consider and 
embrace it with solid work and encouragement.
In my experience if someone approaches a task or discussion from an inflammatory or derogatory 
point of view, they have near nothing to offer.

So what do I perceive? Is there something I am able to "measure"?

The context of this email was not about Drupal or any specific
contribution. "Measuring" in context refers to a certain part of the
male anatomy.
I am interested in progress, not ego.

By 'regardless of outcome', I meant whether it is implemented or not.
Of course changes that do not benefit the community/product will not
be implemented.
I am always interested in constructive conversations. Constructive
conversations can also result in not doing something. This email was
simply about the communication methods, especially on the website
mailing list.

So, referring to your statement, a rhetorical question: Why should we be
interested in what the Drupal team may theoretically contribute?

This is the exact communication attitude I was referring to in the
email. All members need to be open to new ideas. LibreOffice is not
the OOo community, we are a new community which comes with great
I am always interested in good ideas regardless of the originator. I
will listen to experience, I will listen to considered view points.
The email was simply stating that I ignore ego and will likely learn
to ignore anyone with a derogatory attitude towards any other members.

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