[Linux-aus] Re: picking award winners

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Thu Jan 8 18:07:02 UTC 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 09:51, Bret Busby wrote:
> > > We will have a ruling elite - an upper class in the Australian
> > > Linux community, with these HLM's - perks for mates of the
> > > committee. - No question about it.

> > I don't feel very upper class. How would I tell if I'd slipped into
> > elitism?

> You say that, but, if you, for example, are awarded an HLM

Fat chance, but conceded for the debate.

> I think that it is wrong, to say that any person is more deserving of
> recognition, than another, especially when the decsision to award the
> formal recognition, is or can be subjective. And, I suggest that,
> despite the best intentions, especially at the beginning of such
> things, it is too easy, for such decisions to become subjective, and,
> to have subjectivity prevail.

This is quite well known. What do you suggest we do? Award nobody? Award 
everybody? Put you in charge of deciding? Hold a lottery? Get the 
candidates to write TetriNet 'bots?

Cheers; Leon

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