Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Acceptable and unacceptable behaviour

Many people answered to my previous rant stating that it is upstream's prerogative to refuse integration of external patches. I agree and I never said they must integrate patches if they open their source.

What I find unacceptable, and the only reason for the rant, is the fact that upstream deleted my posts from the forum when it was clear that none of the fake reasons that were given was the real reason, since I answered to all of them with sane, logic and reasonable arguments.

I find acceptable to refuse external patches, although undesirable.

Still, I find it unacceptable to try to erase all tracks of a conversation from which it is clear that you were wrong, and try to keep face by erasing traces.

I would have found it hard to deal with, but still acceptable, if upstream would have said simply "please don't try to make patches for glest with the purpose of integrating them later on, we don't want any patches from outsiders". That would have been a decent thing to do.


Anonymous said...

Needs forking!

Using git would make that easier and you could use git-svn to regularly merge their commits.

Anonymous said...

It's the Glest people's prerogative to delete posts from their own forum, if they feel like it, for any reason or none. If, for example, they feel that your posts have a negative impact on their community, it would be entirely reasonable to do this.