Would it not be better to focus on trying to
affect the future instead of rehashing the mistakes
of the past--especially when there may be more to the
story than what's been discussed publically?
in reply to Re: Return Merlyn's Name to Programming Perl
in thread Return Merlyn's Name to Programming Perl
One of the strength of Perl is its Community. Listening to
Perlgurus et al. words like "Culture", "History",
"Community" etc. could be called keywords for our Culture.
So recording our History -- recording strange things
of the past -- is a part of Community building as well.
Fortunately there is no PERL PEOPLE MAGAZINE and no
THE PERL SUN writing articles like "Tom vs. Randal",
but we have to face it, some people are a important part
of Perl Culture and the Perl Community. Ergo this people are
public persons like actors, politicians etc. Wether they or
we like it or not. If you ask for community you get community.
Of course we could use the Orwellian/Norh Korean model of history
writing, but I'd prefer a more honest discourse showing the
ugly sides as well.