Subject: personalities (or lack thereof)
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: current-users
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.)