OK, I'll bite. Sides of this issue you might not be considering
Posted Aug 25, 2009 19:58 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens
In reply to: OK, I'll bite. Sides of this issue you might not be considering
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
Regardless of their function / impairment the average engineer has little grasp of the writer's control of tone. This is an area where training can help almost everyone.
It is a problem I encounter frequently in consulting corporations on how to operate relationships with the Open Source community. In general that setting allows me to help choose the corporate communicators for their mediative ability and their capacity to work with unskilled communicators outside of the company without taking umbrage. Sending the engineers to occupational therapy would be beyond the scope of the engagement :-)
Dispensing additional coaching isn't always easy. At some point we can exceed people's ability to receive criticism, and they get upset.
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