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Month: March 2018

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

From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@...>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:16:26 +0000
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM,  <wofgdkncxojef@...> wrote:
> Hi every one.
> I'm sure you all know about the storm
> about the new code of conduct in freebsd.

 yes.  insane.  they'll learn.  it'll be tough, but they'll learn.

> (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....

 voting by majority gets you mob rule.

> You can easily avoid this, by just having an enlighten dictator.

 it's not the best long-term solution but is fairly high at the top
when it comes to software libre projects, as actual contributions from
part-time volunteers tend to be minute compared to the overall size of
the project that the full-time lead has to deal with.

> 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.

 unfortunately this is a myth that a fork will succeed, it's amazing
that trinity is going at all, and when i get spare funds i want to
support the project to make damn sure it _does_ keep going.  if you're
going to fork a project you'd better have the resources to do it: most
people don't, plain and simple.

 trinity is an interesting throwback, it's a testament to the original
code that it's still useful and working well, even now. i have clients
running it.  the complaints are down to bugs in firefox or chrome.

 honestly though... i don't feel that there's anything to be concerned
about. the people maintaining trinity are pretty sensible.