This mailing list has a long tradition of polite, respectful,
technically skilled and cooperative email interchange, and,
we love it that way!
Back in the old days when I was at the university, a memorable
teacher told us that the toughest problem of gathering a working
team of highly skilled to brilliant-considered individuals was
that those guy's egos were bigger than a whole cathedral, and
that they would avoid cooperating with each other in the pursuit
of demonstrating that they were the best overall, and that they
could undertake the whole task without the aid of anyone!
He was right...
I had come to observe that really brilliant or knowledgeable
people (up to geniuses), don't behave that way. They know what
they're worth, and thus doesn't have to demonstrate anything.
Even more, the latter ones are the most cooperative,
encouraging and open to share their valuable knowledge, when it
comes to help their colleagues to improve their skills.
The excellent news is that being a genius is not a requirement
for adopting that working spirit; and so we did!