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. https://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=11758156&cid=56183977 https://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=11758156&cid=56142132 > (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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNGFep6rncY > 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. l.