Don’t take the image too literally, I’m not going to force you some Lenovo Thinkpad ideology, no I was drawn by the text and the image it represents because it inspired me to share our community view in this day and age.
We all can’t deny that 2020 gives us major challenges in our personal lives and our world view. When we stop and look outside our doors, we get confronted with changes in our world view or beliefs and although change is usually a step forward, it also comes with turmoil led by our different views on life and the view on the world. Depending on how you experience these changes, this can cause a rollercoaster of emotions and the trick is to keep yourself seated during the ride, instead of letting yourself go in a way the seatbelt is about to fail.
This is easier said than done and I’m certainly not trying to tell you how you should express yourself. If you’re passionate about something, emotions can overcome your rationality, trust me, I know.
Now I’m coming to the point of this article, I do understand that the situation in the world can be so overwhelming, it can cloud your judgement when posting or answering and you might, unwillingly, turn a discussion into a strongly coloured one. Again, there’s no objection to that, we live in a free world with freedom of speech and that goes certainly for our forum and Telegram group.
We are a community with a strong love for Linux and Open source software in the first place. Every single person with that love is more than welcome over here and we don’t care from which walk of life you’re coming from. Moderation on common behaviour is one thing, but we are not going to police political, religious or other personal views on life.
Today, June 29th is exactly one year ago I finished creating this forum with a vision of love and enthusiasm for this community. Even though you guys are doing a great job letting the love flow in this community. I ask you to endeavour the next challenge, especially in difficult times like these, to take a deep breath before posting and if a post gets too coloured, try to treat each other with respect and bring that discussion on a mature and respectful level, if you wish to share your point of view.
Let that mutual love for Linux and Open source software be your guide to respect one and other over here. And I know you all are able to do this because the last year you’ve proven to be that great rolling release of love and respect.
You are EndeavourOS’ strongest suit and we love you for that.