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Re: [Public WebGL] Re: Contributing to the WebGL mailing list

Florian, I value your contributions to the WebGL community; you've
added several valuable extensions and helped clear up several corner
cases in the specification and conformance tests. I echo Dean's
sentiment that I want you to continue to contribute.

Unfortunately, these rude interactions damage not only your reputation
but also damage the WebGL community. Other long-time contributors to
OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL are on the verge of abandoning the WebGL
mailing list as a direct consequence of the abrasive interactions that
have happened here over the past few months. I personally do not want
that to happen, and will take administrative actions to prevent it.

Understanding your personal issues, I can suggest a couple of
techniques which might help, such as not sending replies immediately,
but letting them sit for an hour and then re-reading them. Feel free
to contact me offline if you want to discuss more ideas.

All, let's please let our emotions cool down and move forward with a
civil, professional and technically focused tone. There's a lot of
work to be done to move forward the WebGL spec and make
implementations robust. Let's focus on that.


On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sometimes I'm an insufferable asshole and sometimes I'm not. It depends on
> where between down or up I am which influences my sensitivity, feeling of
> self worth, contentness, patience etc.
> I wish I had some control over this, but I don't. The cycles wash over me
> like the tides coming and going. This makes my life difficult, and it makes
> it difficult for everybody around me, and I know that. I try to put a wall
> between me and the outside world to protect them from my emotional life. It
> does mostly work, but sometimes it is leaky, and rarely it has a breakdown.
> There's choices I have to make in how to deal with this issue. I could just
> dig in for however long it takes to wash over me, but that's not a terribly
> good idea. I wouldn't get anything done for weeks on end if I did that. So
> about the only choice I have when I want to be halfways functional is carry
> on, and life with the unpleasant side effects, warts'n all.

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