Subject: personalities (or lack thereof)
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com>
Date: 04/20/1999 21:43:40
Curt Sampson writes:
> On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Gandhi woulda smacked you wrote:
> > This is all well and good, but I wish core had had this attitude
> > a bit farther back. I don't even remember what it was that I had
> > subMitted, but it was rejected bY one partiCulaR member OF core with
> > no more constructive criTicism than "This is an egregious hack".
> > No explanation, nothing to tell me why it was so.
> Sure sounds like someone I know.
> There are certain personalities involved in the NetBSD project
> that, well, have their flaws. (To put it in the nicest possible
> terms.) If you spend any time involved with NetBSD, you're going
> to run into someone who's going to make you ready to quit. [...]
And lots of people HAVE quit! The question is: How long should the
project put up with such ego cases driving away would-be volunteers?
It's not an easy call. (Any "ousting" does a lot of damage.)