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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-devel] how to prevent a hugs/freebsd fiasco in trinity

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 13:26:39 +0800
On 2018/03/11 06:35 AM, wofgdkncxojef@... wrote:
> Hi every one.
> I'm sure you all know about the storm
> about the new code of conduct in freebsd.
> (you need to ask consent in advance before sending virtual hugs.... etc)
> This is happening, because their governing structure is a committee.
> They are making an experiment in politics, with rules and votes and consensus 
> etc....
> You can easily avoid this, by just having an enlighten dictator.
> A bit like Torvalds with linux. In the Linux project, there is no
> committee and votes and politics. Linus has the final word.
> An open source project is not like in real life, if you think the 
> benevolent dictator is a dick, you just tell him and fork.
> So, trinity should remain a dictatorship. Even if the project got big.
> I'm assuming the dictator is petersons.
> And when he leaves, he must appoint a successor.
> If that ever turned to shit, people would have to decide to fork then.
> (Roman emperor Caligula once, ordered his men to collect seashells)
> A common mistake with projects/businesses, is that the founders don't
> think through about what happens after they are gone.
> hugs :P

Tim is the project BDFL, no worries :-)